Definition of Laryngopharynx

1. Noun. The lower part of the pharynx.

Generic synonyms: Bodily Cavity, Cavity, Cavum
Group relationships: Pharynx, Throat
Derivative terms: Laryngopharyngeal



Definition of Laryngopharynx

1. Noun. (anatomy) The part of the pharynx below and behind the larynx ¹

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Medical Definition of Laryngopharynx

1. 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 oesophagus at the level of the inferior border of the cricoid cartilage. Synonym: pars laryngea pharyngis, hypopharynx, laryngeal part of pharynx, laryngeal pharynx. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laryngopharynx

laryngographic
laryngographs
laryngography
laryngological
laryngologies
laryngologist
laryngologists
laryngology
laryngomalacia
laryngoparalysis
laryngopharyngeal
laryngopharyngeal branches of superior cervical ganglion
laryngopharyngectomy
laryngopharyngeus
laryngopharyngitis
laryngopharynx (current term)
laryngophone
laryngophony
laryngophthisis
laryngoplasty
laryngoplegia
laryngorrhoea
laryngoscope
laryngoscopes
laryngoscopic
laryngoscopies
laryngoscopist
laryngoscopists
laryngoscopy

Literary usage of Laryngopharynx

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat: A Manual for Students and Practitioners by Howard Charles Ballenger, Adolphus George Wippern (1917)
"laryngopharynx.—The laryngopharynx is partially separated from the oropharynx by the pharyngo-epiglottic fold, which extends from the epiglottis to the side ..."

2. A Manual of Diseases of the Nose, Throat, and Ear by Edward Baldwin Gleason (1918)
"The pharynx is divided into the nasopharynx, sometimes called the posterior nasal space, the oropharynx, and laryngopharynx. ..."

3. A Handbook of medical diagnosis: For the Use of Practitioners and Students by James Cornelius Wilson (1911)
"In the examination of the laryngopharynx the laryngoscope is used. Observe the base of the tongue carefully to detect the presence of an enlarged lingual ..."

4. Manual of Diseases of the Ear, Nose, and Throat by John Johnson Kyle (1911)
"The pharynx is subdivided into the nasopharynx, the oro- pharynx, and the laryngopharynx. The nasopharynx extends to the edge of the soft palate; ..."

5. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1922)
"In the case reported herewith the cicatricial pharyngeal diaphragm of the laryngopharynx with strictures of the esophagus was caused by swallowing lye. ..."

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