oro-pharynges

oropharynx

[awr-oh-far-ingks, ohr-]
noun, plural oropharynges [awr-oh-fuh-rin-jeez, ohr-] , oropharynxes. Anatomy.
1.
the part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the upper edge of the epiglottis.
2.
the pharynx as distinguished from the nasopharynx and laryngeal pharynx.

Origin:
1885–90; oro-2 + pharynx

oropharyngeal [awr-oh-fuh-rin-jee-uhl, -far-in-jee-uhl, ohr-] , adjective
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oropharynx o·ro·phar·ynx (ôr'ō-fār'ĭngks)
n.
The pharynx between the soft palate and the epiglottis.


o'ro·pha·ryn'ge·al (-fə-rĭn'jē-əl, -jəl, -fār'ĭn-jē'əl) adj.
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