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o·ro·phar·ynx

 (ôr′ō-făr′ĭngks)
n. pl. o·ro·pha·ryn·ges (-fə-rĭn′jēz) or o·ro·phar·ynx·es
The part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the epiglottis.

[Latin ōs, ōr-, mouth; see os1 + pharynx.]

o′ro·pha·ryn′ge·al (-fə-rĭn′jē-əl, -făr′ən-jē′əl) adj.
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oropharynx

(ˌɔːrəʊˈfærɪŋks)
n, pl -pharynges (-fəˈrɪndʒiːz) or -pharynxes
(Anatomy) the part of the pharynx that is at the back of the mouth
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o•ro•phar•ynx

(ˌɔr oʊˈfær ɪŋks, ˌoʊr-)

n., pl. -pha•ryn•ges (-fəˈrɪn dʒiz)
-phar•ynx•es.
the part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the upper edge of the epiglottis.
[1885–90]
o`ro•pha•ryn′ge•al (-fəˈrɪn dʒi əl, -dʒəl, -ˌfær ɪn dʒiˈ əl) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oropharynx - cavity formed by the pharynx at the back of the mouth
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
pharynx, throat - the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
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Translations

or·o·phar·ynx

n. orofaringe, parte central de la faringe.
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oropharynx

n (pl -rynges o -rynxes) orofaringe f
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The thickness of soft tissue in oral pharynx region was also measured.
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Dental hygiene students learn to assess patients for xerostomia, bruxism, condition of the oral pharynx and the tongue.