Definition of cricopharyngeal in English:

cricopharyngeal

Pronunciation /ˌkrʌɪkə(ʊ)fəˈrɪn(d)ʒɪəl/ /ˌkrʌɪkə(ʊ)ˌfarɪnˈdʒiːəl/ /ˌkrʌɪkə(ʊ)ˌfar(ə)nˈdʒiːəl/

adjective

Anatomy
  • Of or relating to the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx; specifically designating or relating to the part of the inferior constrictor muscle of the pharynx that originates from the cricoid cartilage.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Garth Wilkinson (1812–1899), Swedenborgian writer and homoeopath. After post-classical Latin cricopharyngaeus.