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phar·ynx

 (făr′ĭngks)
n. pl. pha·ryn·ges (fə-rĭn′jēz) or phar·ynx·es
The section of the digestive tract that extends from the mouth and nasal cavities to the larynx, where it becomes continuous with the esophagus.

[New Latin pharynx, pharyng-, from Greek pharunx.]

pharynx

(ˈfærɪŋks)
n, pl pharynges (fæˈrɪndʒiːz) or pharynxes
(Anatomy) the part of the alimentary canal between the mouth and the oesophagus. Compare nasopharynx
[C17: via New Latin from Greek pharunx throat; related to Greek pharanx chasm]

phar•ynx

(ˈfær ɪŋks)

n., pl. pha•ryn•ges (fəˈrɪn dʒiz)
phar•ynx•es.
the portion of the alimentary canal, with its membranes and muscles, that connects the mouth and nasal passages with the larynx.
[1685–95; < New Latin < Greek phárynx throat]

phar·ynx

(făr′ĭngks)
The passage that leads from the cavities of the nose and mouth to the larynx (voice box) and esophagus.

pharynx

The throat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pharynx - the passage to the stomach and lungspharynx - the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
glossa, lingua, tongue, clapper - a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
gustatory organ, taste bud, tastebud - an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
upper respiratory tract - the nose and throat and trachea
nasopharynx - cavity forming the upper part of the pharynx
oropharynx - cavity formed by the pharynx at the back of the mouth
laryngopharynx - the lower part of the pharynx
adenoid, Luschka's tonsil, pharyngeal tonsil, third tonsil, tonsilla adenoidea, tonsilla pharyngealis - a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx); "hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids"; "enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children"
alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tract, digestive tube, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract - tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
tubular cavity - a cavity having the shape of a tube
pharyngeal recess - a small recess in the wall of the pharynx

pharynx

noun
Related words
adjective pharyngeal
Translations
hltan
svælg
kurkkutorvi
pharynxpharyngal
咽頭
pharynx
farynx

pharynx

[ˈfærɪŋks] N (pharynxes or pharynges (pl)) [fæˈrɪndʒiːz]faringe f

pharynx

nRachen m, → Pharynx f (spec)

pharynx

[ˈfærɪŋks] nfaringe f

phar·ynx

n. faringe, pasaje del aire de las fosas nasales a la laringe y de la boca al esófago en el tracto alimenticio.

pharynx

n (pl -rynges o -rynxes) faringe f
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They found regular coffee drinkers were 39 per cent less likely to develop mouth and pharynx cancers than people who drank no coffee.
Around 10,000 cases of breast cancer a year are linked to drinking while bowel cancer, liver cancer, oesophageal cancer and cancer of the mouth, pharynx and larynx are also associated with drink.
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