Definition of glossopharyngeal in English:

glossopharyngeal

adjective

  • Relating to the tongue and pharynx.

    • ‘After several investigations, including computed tomography, he had undergone a trial of carbamazepine for glossopharyngeal neuralgia.’
    • ‘In contrast, a greater increase in velopharyngeal lateral diameter resulted from glossopharyngeal stimulation than from any of the other nerves.’
    • ‘The increase in airway area in all three regions with glossopharyngeal stimulation was uniform across the pressure range.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Greek glōssa ‘tongue’ + pharyngeal (from modern Latin pharynx, pharyng- ‘pharynx’).

Pronunciation

glossopharyngeal

/ˌɡlɒsəʊfəˈrɪn(d)ʒɪəl//ˌɡlɒsəʊˌfar(ə)nˈdʒiːəl/