Definition of glossopharyngeal nerve in English:

glossopharyngeal nerve

Line breaks: glosso|pha¦ryn¦geal nerve
Pronunciation: /ˌglɒsə(ʊ)fəˈrɪn(d)ʒɪəl
 
, -ˌfar(ə)nˈdʒiːəl/

noun

Anatomy
  • Each of the ninth pair of cranial nerves, supplying the tongue and pharynx.
    More example sentences
    • The hypoglossal and glossopharyngeal nerves innervate pharyngeal dilator muscles.
    • Innervated by the glossopharyngeal nerve, it is poorly encapsulated.
    • With stimulation of the hypoglossal and glossopharyngeal nerves, there were greater increases in the lateral than in the anteroposterior diameter in all three regions.

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