middle constrictor muscle of pharynx n.
A muscle with its origin in the stylohyoid ligament and the hyoid bone, with insertion to the pharyngeal raphe in the posterior wall of the pharynx, with nerve supply from the pharyngeal plexus, and whose action narrows the pharynx in swallowing.
noun 1. former name of the People’s Republic of the Congo. noun 1. one of the four territories of former French Equatorial Africa, in W central Africa: became an autonomous member of the French Community, as the Republic of the Congo, in 1958
- Middle cuneiform bone
middle cuneiform bone n. See intermediate cuneiform bone.
noun 1. Also called middle ground, middle plane. Fine Arts. the represented space between the foreground and background in paintings, drawings, etc. 2. (in track) a race distance ranging from 400 meters or 440 yards to 1 mile. adjective 1. (athletics) relating to or denoting races of a length between the sprints and the distance […]
noun 1. the Dutch language of the period c1100–c1500. Abbreviation: MD. noun 1. the Dutch language from about 1100 to about 1500 MD