noun, plural fauces.
Anatomy. the cavity at the back of the mouth, leading into the pharynx.
a vestibule of an ancient Roman house.

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin

faucial [faw-shuhl] , adjective
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faucal or faucial (ˈfɔːkəl, ˈfɔːʃəl)
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
faucial or faucial

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')
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)
Of or relating to the fauces.

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