pharyngeal

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin pharyngeus +‎ -al, from pharynx +‎ -eus (adjectival suffix).

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pharyngeal (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Of or pertaining to the pharynx.
  2. (phonetics) Articulated with the pharynx; a term usually describing a consonant which is articulated by the rear area of the tongue being raised to below the region between the uvula and the pharyngeal wall. The term cannot apply to a plosive or stop consonant.

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Noun[edit]

pharyngeal (plural pharyngeals)

  1. (phonetics) A sound that is articulated with the pharynx; ellipsis of pharyngeal consonant.

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