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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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(ˌɔːrəʊfəˈrɪndʒiːəl; ˌɔːrəʊˌfærɪnˈdʒiːəl)
(Anatomy) anatomy relating to the oropharynx
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Adj.1.oropharyngeal - of or relating to or located near the oropharynx
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