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choana

 [ko´ah-nah] (pl. cho´anae) (L.)
2. [pl.] the paired openings between the nasal cavity and the nasopharynx.

cho·a·na

, pl.

cho·a·nae

(kō'an-ă, kō'an-ē), Avoid the mispronunciation choa'na. Avoid the redundant phrase posterior choana(e).
The right or left opening from the nasal cavity into the nasopharynx.
[Mod. L. fr. G. choanē, a funnel]

cho·a·na

, pl. choanae (kō'ă-nă, -nē)
The opening into the nasopharynx of the nasal cavity on either side. usage note Often incorrectly called posterior choana(e).
[Mod. L. fr. G. choanē, a funnel]

choana

A funnel-shaped opening, especially one of the internal openings of the nose into the PHARYNX.

cho·a·na

, pl. choanae (kō'ă-nă, -nē)
The right or left opening from the nasal cavity into the nasopharynx.
Synonym(s): apertura nasalis posterior.
[Mod. L. fr. G. choanē, a funnel]
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