choanae defined in 1951 yearchoanae - choanae (internal nares);
choanae - Of vertebrates. Internal openings of nasal cavity into mouth. Present, as are also external nares opening on to face, in group Choanata; remaining vertebrate classes have only external nares. Situated near front of roof of mouth, except in those choanates with a false palate (See also: Palate) in which they are at the back.
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