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Definition of «Pharynx»

Pharynx: The hollow tube about 5 inches long that starts behind the nose and ends at the top of the trachea (windpipe) and esophagus (the tube that goes to the stomach).

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  • pharynx: Definition from Answers.com

    Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( făr ' ĭngks ) n. , pl. , pha·ryn·ges ( fə-rĭn ' jēz ), or phar·ynx·es . The section of the alimentary canal ...

  • pharynx (anatomy) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia

    pharynx (anatomy), cone-shaped passageway leading from the oral and nasal cavities in the head to the esophagus and larynx. The pharynx chamber serves both respiratory ...

  • pharynx - definition of pharynx in the Medical dictionary ...

    pharynx /phar·ynx/ (far´inks) the throat; the musculomembranous cavity behind the nasal cavities, mouth, and larynx, communicating with them and with the esophagus.

  • Pharynx - LoveToKnow 1911 - 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica ...

    PHARYNX (Gr. 041)7 , throat), in anatomy, the cavity into which both the nose and mouth lead, which is prolonged into the oesophagus or gullet below, and from which the ...

  • pharynx

    Pharynx and Larynx. The PHARYNX is a fibromuscular tube which extends from the base of the skull to the lower border of the cricoid cartilage (at which point it becomes ...

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