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pharynxnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfær.ɪŋks/  us   /ˈfer.ɪŋks/ (plural pharynges uk   /færˈɪn.dʒiːz/ us   or 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)

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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)
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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