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na·so·phar·ynx

 (nā′zō-făr′ĭngks)
n. pl. na·so·pha·ryn·ges (-fə-rĭn′jēz) or na·so·phar·ynx·es
The part of the pharynx above the soft palate that is continuous with the nasal passages.

na′so·pha·ryn′ge·al (-fə-rĭn′jē-əl, -jəl, -făr′ən-jē′əl) adj.
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nasopharynx

(ˌneɪzəʊˈfærɪŋks)
n, pl -pharynges (-fəˈrɪndʒiːz) or -pharynxes
(Anatomy) the part of the pharynx situated above and behind the soft palate
nasopharyngeal adj
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na•so•phar•ynx

(ˌneɪ zoʊˈfær ɪŋks)

n., pl. -pha•ryn•ges (-fəˈrɪn dʒiz) -phar•ynx•es.
the part of the pharynx behind and above the soft palate, directly continuous with the nasal passages.
[1875–80]
na`so•pha•ryn′ge•al (-fəˈrɪn dʒi əl, -dʒəl, -ˌfær ənˈdʒi əl) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nasopharynx - cavity forming the upper part of the pharynxnasopharynx - cavity forming the upper part of the pharynx
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
faucial tonsil, palatine tonsil, tonsil, tonsilla - either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx
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

na·so·phar·ynx

n. nasofaringe, parte de la faringe localizada sobre el velo del paladar.
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nasopharynx

n nasofaringe f
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Thereafter, the child was referred to two European clinics in Germany and Denmark with the aim of removing the tracheostomy, but in both cases video laryngoscopy showed large adenoid-like tissue within the rhinopharynx and oropharynx which could cause persistent obstruction.
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