Meaning of pharyngeal

pha•ryn•ge•al

Pronunciation: (fu-rin'jē-ul, -jul, far"in-jē'ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or situated near the pharynx.
  2. articulated with retraction of the root of the tongue and constriction of the pharynx.
—n.
  1. a pharyngeal speech sound.
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