Meaning of “pharynx” in the English Dictionary

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"pharynx" in British English

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pharynxnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfær.ɪŋks/ us /ˈfer.ɪŋks/ plural pharynges uk /færˈɪn.dʒiːz/ us pharynxes specialized

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)

(Definition of “pharynx” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pharynx" in American English

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pharynxnoun [ C ]

/ˈfær·ɪŋks/ plural pharynges /fəˈrɪn·dʒiz/

biology the soft part 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)