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 History of this Word

"pharyngo" is from "pharugx" (throat) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"pharyngo-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "pharynx" or "throat" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

pharyngo- illustration Pharyngitis is the inflammation of the throat.
pharyngo- illustration Pediatric pharyngoscopes are also available.