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Meaning of PHARYNX

Pronunciation:  'faringks

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone

PHARYNX is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: throat
 See Also: adenoid, alimentary canal, alimentary tract, cervix, clapper, digestive tract, digestive tube, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract, glossa, gustatory organ, laryngopharynx, lingua, Luschka's tonsil, nasopharynx, neck, oropharynx, pharyngeal recess, pharyngeal tonsil, taste bud, tastebud, third tonsil, tongue, tonsilla adenoidea, tonsilla pharyngealis, tubular cavity, upper respiratory tract



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Phar"ynx\, n.; pl. {pharynges}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?: cf.
F. pharynx.] (Anat.)
The part of the alimentary canal between the cavity of the
mouth and the esophagus. It has one or two external openings
through the nose in the higher vertebrates, and lateral
branchial openings in fishes and some amphibias.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: space behind the mouth that serves as a passage for food from the mouth to the esophagus and for air from the nose and mouth to the larynx.
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