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pharynx Explained

pharynx at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


pharynx at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) pharynges

pharynx at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1693, from Gk. pharynx "windpipe, throat." ///

pharynx at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural pharynges /f[hA353]r[hA366]nd[hA360]i[hA359]z/ [C] // [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Modern Latin; Origin: Greek, 'throat']// the tube that goes from the back of your mouth to the place where the tube divides for food and air//

pharynx at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Inside of the throat, from the oral and nasal cavities (see mouth, nose) to the trachea and esophagus. It has three connected sections: the nasopharynx, at the back of the nasal cavity; the oropharynx, in the back of the oral cavity down to the epiglottis (a flap of tissue that closes off the larynx during swallowing); and the laryngopharynx, from the epiglottis to the esophagus. The oropharynx contains the palatine tonsils. The eustachian tubes connect the middle ears to the pharynx, allowing air pressure on the eardrum to be equalized. Disorders include pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and cancer.

pharynx at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "pharynx":
alveolar ridge, alveolus, apex, arytenoid cartilages, back, blade,
dorsum, esophagus, fauces, goozle, gorge, gullet, guzzle, hals,
hard palate, larynx, lips, nasal cavity, oral cavity, palate,
pharyngeal cavity, soft palate, speech organ, syrinx, teeth,
teeth ridge, throat, tip, tongue, velum, vocal chink, vocal cords,
vocal folds, vocal processes, voice box, weasand, wizen

pharynx at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(plural pharynges ) (anatomy) the soft area at the top of the throat where the passages to the nose and mouth connect with the throat

Pharynx at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Pharynx \Phar"ynx\, n.; pl. {pharynges}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?: cf.
F. pharynx.] (Anat.)
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.

pharynx at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of
the neck below the chin and above the collarbone [syn: {throat}]
[also: {pharynges} (pl)]

pharynx at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Category: Image - :Illu01 head neck.jpg|thumb|Pharynx in context


From Inter: etyl » NL. Inter: term » lang=la|pharynx, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » φάρυγξ||pharynx|tr=pharunks|lang=grc.


Inter: en-noun » pharynges|pl2=pharynxes
  • Inter: anatom » y The part of the alimentary canal that extends from the mouth and nasal cavities to the larynx, where it becomes continuous with the esophagus.


    * nasopharynx
    • oropharynx
    • laryngopharynx

      Derived terms

      * pharyngeal
    • pharyngectomy
    • pharyngitis
    • pharyngological
    • pharyngologist
    • pharyngology
    • pharyngoscope
    • pharyngotomy


      Inter: trans-top » part of alimentary canal
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|بلعوم|m|tr=bul`uum
    • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|farinxe|f
    • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|গলবিল|sc=Beng
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|faringe|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|咽頭|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|咽头|tr=yāntóu|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|咽|tr=yàn|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|hltan|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|svælg|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|farynx|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|nielu
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|pharynx|m
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|farinxe|f
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Pharynx|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φάρυγγας|m|tr=fáringas

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|kok|n
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|faraing|f
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|faringe|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|咽頭|tr=intō
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|인두|tr=indu|sc=Hang (Inter: t+ » ko|咽頭)
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|pharynx|m, pharyngis (genitive)
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|gardło|n
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|faringe|f
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|фаринкс|m|tr=fárinks, Inter: t+ » ru|зев|m|tr=zev, Inter: t+ » ru|глотка|f|tr=glótka, Inter: t+ » ru|гортань|f|tr=gortán'
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|ждријело|n
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|ždrijelo|n
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|faringe|m
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|yutak
  • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|farin

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * larynx

    External links

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    Inter: la-noun » pharynx|pharyngis|pharyngis|n|third
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