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fauces

[faw-seez] /ˈfɔ siz/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin
Related forms
faucial
[faw-shuh l] /ˈfɔ ʃəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for faucial

faucal

/ˈfɔːkəl/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) of or relating to the fauces
2.
(phonetics) articulated in that part of the vocal tract between the back of the mouth and the larynx; pharyngeal

fauces

/ˈfɔːsiːz/
noun (pl) -ces
1.
(anatomy) the area between the cavity of the mouth and the pharynx, including the surrounding tissues
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: throat
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faucial in Medicine

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.

faucial fau·cial (fô'shəl) or fau·cal (-kəl)
adj.
Of or relating to the fauces.

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