from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The tonguelike structure in front of or above the labium in the mouth of an insect.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In entomology, a fleshy organ, generally strengthened with chitinous sclerites, projecting from the floor of the mouth at the opening of the pharynx or gullet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) An appendage or fold on the lower side of the pharynx, in certain insects.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy bottom part of the pharynx, the part of the throat that connects to the esophagus


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hypo- +‎ pharynx


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  • The insertion of an intraluminal esophageal tube is considered helpful. The dysphagia is due to an obstruction in the esophagus and hypopharynx.

    - Peter Reading, C, 1984

    September 28, 2008