from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Situated or occurring behind the pharynx.
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- adj. Located behind the pharynx.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated behind the pharynx.
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Watch - he'll be the one with the retropharyngeal abscess that turns into mediastinitis.
I finally, finally got to show him how to cut a deer's throat to extract the retropharyngeal lymph nodes ...
Don't have a picture, but while trying to cut out a retropharyngeal lymph node on a gal's deer, I grabbed hold of one of the nearby nasal-pharynx pockets instead.
But yeah, I've still got it immediately to the south, east, and northeast, so we'll be pulling retropharyngeal lymph nodes again this fall.
So today, after checking to make sure the local warden hadn't already pulled retropharyngeal nodes from this poor elk, I headed north to do so.
A couple of our fish guys who had volunteered to help man the station, and help cut deer throats to pull retropharyngeal lymph nodes for testing for chronic wasting disease.
Deer seasons north of town opened today, which meant it was time to start cutting deer throats and extracting their retropharyngeal lymph nodes for testing for chronic wasting disease.
Did extract a couple retropharyngeal lymph nodes from a deer's neck.
Drag out the collection kit and cut its throat and pull out retropharyngeal lymph nodes for CWD samples.
With throats cut and retropharyngeal lymph nodes collected from about forty of them.