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pharynx

noun [C] uk   /ˈfær.ɪŋks/ (plural pharynges   /færˈɪn.dʒiːz/   or pharynxes) specialized us  
the soft part at the top of the throat that connects the mouth and nose to the oesophagus (= the tube that takes food to the stomach) and the larynx (= the hollow organ between the nose and lungs)
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