Pharynx



[far-ingks] /ˈfær ɪŋks/

noun, plural pharynges
[fuh-rin-jeez] /fəˈrɪn dʒiz/ (Show IPA), pharynxes. Anatomy.
1.
the tube or cavity, with its surrounding membrane and muscles, that connects the mouth and nasal passages with the esophagus.
/ˈfærɪŋks/
noun (pl) pharynges (fæˈrɪndʒiːz), pharynxes
1.
the part of the alimentary canal between the mouth and the oesophagus Compare nasopharynx related adjective pharyngeal
n.

1690s, from Greek pharynx (genitive pharyngos) “windpipe, throat,” related to pharanx “cleft, chasm.”

pharynx phar·ynx (fār’ĭngks)
n. pl. phar·ynx·es or pha·ryng·es (fə-rĭn’jēz)
The upper section of the alimentary canal that extends from the mouth and nasal cavities to the larynx.
pharynx
(fār’ĭngks)
Plural pharynges (fə-rĭn’jēz) or pharynxes
The passage that leads from the cavities of the nose and mouth to the larynx (voice box) and esophagus. Air passes through the pharynx on the way to the lungs, and food enters the esophagus from the pharynx.

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