This article deals with human anatomy; for the non-homologous structure in insects, see Insect mouthparts. In human anatomy, the hypopharynx (or laryngopharynx) is the bottom part of the pharynx, and is the part of the throat that connects to the esophagus. The superior boundary of the hypopharynx ...
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Tongue-like lobe arising from floor of mouth in insects; variously modified for feeding in many groups.
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Part of the food pipe (oesophagus) that surrounds the larynx. It helps guide food around the larynx and into the oesophagus.
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Hy`po·phar'ynx noun [ New Latin See Hypo- , and Pharynx .] (Zoology) An appendage or fold on the lower side of the pharynx, in certain insects.
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<zoology> An appendage or fold on the lower side of the pharynx, in certain insects. ... Origin: NL. See Hypo-, and Pharynx. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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• (n.) An appendage or fold on the lower side of the pharynx, in certain insects.
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(from the article `respiration, human`) The lower floor of the pharynx is called the hypopharynx. Its anterior wall is formed by the posterior part of the tongue. Lying directly above the ... ...galea, and a segmented palp bearing sense organ. The paired second maxillae are partly fused in the midli...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′pō-far′inks Synonyms: laryngopharynx
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The portion of the pharynx, under the epiglottis, that opens into the larynx and esophagus.
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The bottom part of the throat. Cancer of the hypopharynx is also known as hypopharyngeal cancer.
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