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"pharynx" in British English

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pharynxnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfær.ɪŋks/ (plural pharynges uk   /færˈɪn.dʒiːz/ us   or pharynxes) specialized
the ​softpart at the ​top of the ​throat that ​connects the ​mouth and ​nose to the ​oesophagus (= the ​tube that ​takesfood to the ​stomach) and the ​larynx (= the ​holloworgan between the ​nose and ​lungs)
(Definition of pharynx from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pharynxnoun [C]

 /ˈfær·ɪŋks/ (plural pharynges  /fəˈrɪn·dʒiz/ )
biology the ​softpart at the ​top of the ​throat which ​connects the ​mouth and ​nose to the ​throat
(Definition of pharynx from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pharynx”
in Spanish Faringe…
in Vietnamese họng…
in Malaysian farinks…
in Thai คอหอย…
in Chinese (Simplified) 咽…
in Indonesian faring, hulu kerongkongan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 咽…
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