craniopharyngeal

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craniopharyngeal

 [kra″ne-o-fah-rin´je-al]
pertaining to the cranium and pharynx.

cra·ni·o·pha·ryn·ge·al

(krā'nē-ō-fă-rin'jē-ăl),
Relating to the skull and to the pharynx.

craniopharyngeal

[krā′nē·ōfərin′jē·əl]
Etymology: Gk, kranion + pharynx, throat
pertaining to the cranium and the pharynx.

cra·ni·o·pha·ryn·ge·al

(krā'nē-ō-făr-in'jē-ăl)
Relating to the skull and to the pharynx.

cra·ni·o·pha·ryn·ge·al

(krā'nē-ō-făr-in'jē-ăl)
Relating to cranium and pharynx.

craniopharyngeal

pertaining to the cranium and pharynx.

craniopharyngeal duct
the primordial outgrowth from the roof of the pharynx from which the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland is formed; a vestigial structure in most species; see also rathke's pouch.
craniopharyngeal duct cyst
cysts from remnants of the distal craniopharyngeal duct are found close to the pituitary gland. Pressure on the gland and inflammation and subsequent fibrosis of it can cause a syndrome of adenohypophyseal hypofunction. There may be blindness, obesity and diabetes insipidus. Brachyocephalic breeds of dogs are predisposed.