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cricopharyngeal

 [kri″ko-fah-rin´je-al]
pertaining to the cricoid cartilage and pharynx.

cri·co·pha·ryn·ge·al

(krī'kō-fă-rin'jē-ăl),
Relating to the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx; a part of the inferior constrictor muscle of the pharynx. See: inferior constrictor (muscle) of pharynx.

cricopharyngeal

[krī′kōfərin′jē·əl]
Etymology: Gk, krikos + pharynx, throat
pertaining to the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx.

cri·co·pha·ryn·ge·al

(krī'kō-făr-in'jē-ăl)
Relating to the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx; a part of the inferior constrictor muscle of the pharynx.
See: inferior constrictor muscle of pharynx

cricopharyngeal

pertaining to the cricoid cartilage and pharynx.

cricopharyngeal dysphagia
see cricopharyngeal achalasia.
cricopharyngeal myotomy
a surgical procedure for the treatment of cricopharyngeal achalasia; involves severance of the median raphe between cricopharyngeus muscles on the dorsal aspect of the larynx.