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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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When the starved worms were placed back in the presence of food, their pharynxes showed a great increase in pumping rate compared to well-fed worms, suggesting that the muscle's biochemistry and physiology had altered to enhance the ingestion of food.
To do this, we isolated pharynxes from embryos of stage 13 to stage 15, the period during which evagination is occurring, and measured the amount of pharyngeal floor area occupied by thyroid, using the raised ridge at its periphery to define its limits.
Pharynxes excised from embryos of stages 13 to 15 were used to quantitate the morphological changes in the thyroid during this time period.