pharyngeal opening of auditory tube n.
An opening in the upper nasopharynx behind the posterior extremity of the inferior concha on each side.
noun 1. . noun, Embryology. 1. one of a series of rudimentary outcroppings of the inner pharyngeal wall, corresponding to the branchial grooves on the surface. pharyngeal pouch n. Any of the paired evaginations of embryonic pharyngeal endoderm that give rise to epithelial tissues and organs such as the thymus and thyroid glands. Also called […]
- Pharyngeal reflex
pharyngeal reflex n.
- Pharyngeal tonsil
noun 1. the technical name for adenoids pharyngeal tonsil n. A collection of aggregated lymphoid nodules that occur on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx, hypertrophy of which constitutes adenoids.
- Pharyngeal vein
pharyngeal vein n. Any of the veins from the pharyngeal plexus that empty into the internal jugular vein.