Glos`so*phar`yn*ge"al (?), a. [Gr. the tongue + E. pharyngeal.] Anat.

Pertaining to both the tongue and the pharynx; -- applied especially to the ninth pair of cranial nerves, which are distributed to the pharynx and tongue. -- n. One of the glossopharyngeal nerves.


© Webster 1913.

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