fauces

fauces

[faw-seez]
noun, plural fauces.
1.
Anatomy. the cavity at the back of the mouth, leading into the pharynx.
2.
a vestibule of an ancient Roman house.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin

faucial [faw-shuhl] , adjective
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fauces (ˈfɔːsiːz)
 
n , pl -ces
anatomy the area between the cavity of the mouth and the pharynx, including the surrounding tissues
 
[C16: from Latin: throat]

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fauces fau·ces (fô'sēz')
pl.n.
The passage from the back of the mouth to the pharynx, bounded by the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the palatine arches.

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