Phar'ynx noun ; plural pharynges . [ New Latin , from Greek ..., ...: confer French pharynx .] (Anat.) The part of the alimentary canal between the cavity of the mouth and the esophagus. It has one or two external openings thr...
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<anatomy> The cavity at the back of the mouth. It is cone shaped and has an average length of 76 mm and is lined with mucous membrane. The pharynx opens into the oesophagus at the lower end. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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(far´inks) the musculomembranous cavity, about 12.5 cm (5 inches) long, behind the nasal cavities, mouth, and larynx, communicating with them and with the esophagus.The pharynx may be divided into three areas: the nasopharynx above; the oropharynx in the middle, behind the mouth; and the laryngopha...
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• (n.) The part of the alimentary canal between the cavity of the mouth and the esophagus. It has one or two external openings through the nose in the higher vertebrates, and lateral branchial openings in fishes and some amphibias.
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cone-shaped passageway leading from the oral and nasal cavities in the head to the esophagus and larynx. The pharynx chamber serves both respiratory ... [14 related articles]
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The pharynx is a region of the alimentary canal following the buccal cavity.
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The pharynx is the upper portion of the airway and the digestive tract. It connects with openings into four general areas: the mouth cavity (at the back of the tongue), the nasal cavity, the larynx (which leads to the trachea), and the esophagus. In swallowing, the nasal part of the pharynx, the lar...
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A fibromuscular passageway, commonly called the throat, that extends from the base of the skull to the level of the sixth cervical vertebra. It serves both the respiratory system and the digestive system by receiving air from the nasal cavity and air, food, and water from the oral cavity. Anatomy......
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pharynx (fâr'ingks) , area of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts which lies between the mouth and the esophagus. In humans, the pharynx is a cone-shaped tube about 4 1/2 in. (11.43 cm) long. At its upper end, it is continuous with the mouth and nasal passages, and connects with the...
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Muscular cavity behind the nose and mouth, extending downwards from the base of the skull. Its walls are made of muscle strengthened with a fibrous layer and lined with mucous membrane. The internal nostrils lead backwards into the pharynx, which continues downwards into the oesophagus and (through ...
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part of the gut immediately behind the mouth cavity, which in fishes is usually muscular and armed with teeth to crush and cut up food items.
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Area extending from the rear of the mouth and nasal passages to the larynx and esophagus.
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Greek = throat; adjective - pharyngeal.
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