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Medical Term:

choana

Pronunciation: ko'an-a, ko'an-e

Definition: The right or left opening from the nasal cavity into the nasopharynx.

Synonym(s): posterior nasal aperture, apertura nasalis posterior, isthmus pharyngonasalis, posterior naris, postnaris

[Mod. L. fr. G. choane, a funnel]

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