Relating to the skull and to the pharynx.

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cra·nio·pha·ryn·geal .krā-nē-ō-.far-ən-'jē-əl, -fə-'rin-j(ē-)əl adj relating to or connecting the cavity of the skull and the pharynx <the \craniopharyngeal canal connecting the hypophyseal diverticulum with buccal ectoderm in the fetus>

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cra·nio·pha·ryn·ge·al (kra″ne-o-fə-rinґje-əl) pertaining to the cranium and the pharynx.

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