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[hahy-puh-far-ingks] /ˌhaɪ pəˈfær ɪŋks/

noun, plural hypopharynges
[hahy-puh-fuh-rin-jeez] /ˌhaɪ pə fəˈrɪn dʒiz/ (Show IPA), hypopharynxes.
Entomology. a tonguelike lobe on the floor of the mouth in many insects.
Anatomy. the lower part of the .

hypopharynx hy·po·phar·ynx (hī’pō-fār’ĭngks)
See laryngopharynx.


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