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pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
The passage from the back of the mouth to the pharynx, bounded by the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the palatine arches.

[Middle English, from Latin faucēs.]

fau′cal (-kəl), fau′cial (-shəl) adj.


(ˈfɔːkəl) or


1. (Anatomy) anatomy of or relating to the fauces
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics articulated in that part of the vocal tract between the back of the mouth and the larynx; pharyngeal
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Adj.1.faucal - of or relating to the fauces
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
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The intracellularly expressed T3SS (type III secretory system protein) vaccines against EspB which were orally used, after ten days, have no particular serum and faucal antibodies.
Neel A, Hello M, Cottereau A, Graveleau J, De Faucal P, Costedoat-Chalumeau N, et al.