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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.]
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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]
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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]
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phar·ynx

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

The throat.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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pharynx

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

pharynx

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

nRachen m, → Pharynx f (spec)
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pharynx

[ˈfærɪŋks] nfaringe f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

phar·ynx

n. faringe, pasaje del aire de las fosas nasales a la laringe y de la boca al esófago en el tracto alimenticio.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pharynx

n (pl -rynges o -rynxes) faringe f
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One is said to suffer from sore throat when the pharynx or back of the throat gets inflamed.
Less commonly, they develop in the tonsils, saliva glands or the pharynx, which connects the mouth to the windpipe.
The scope should be rotated as needed so the biopsy channel is closest to the lateral wall of the pharynx. The biopsy instrument is passed into the pouch.
HPV currently causes 73 percent of oropharyngeal cancers, which impact the base of the tongue, tonsils and walls of the pharynx.
Pharynx constituted by an anterior slender part, gradually expanding into a wider part which occupies 43-44% of the total pharynx length.
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