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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: la-ring'go-far'ingks


The part of the pharynx lying below the aperture of the larynx and behind the larynx; it extends from the vestibule of the larynx to the esophagus at the level of the inferior border of the cricoid cartilage.

Synonym(s): pars laryngea pharyngisTA, hypopharynx, laryngeal part of pharynx, laryngeal pharynx

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