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fauces

[faw-seez]
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noun, plural fau·ces.
  1. Anatomy. the cavity at the back of the mouth, leading into the pharynx.
  2. a vestibule of an ancient Roman house.

Origin of fauces

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin
Related formsfau·cial [faw-shuh l] /ˈfɔ ʃəl/, adjective
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fauces

noun plural -ces
  1. anatomy the area between the cavity of the mouth and the pharynx, including the surrounding tissues

Word Origin

C16: from Latin: throat
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faucial in Medicine

faucial

(fôshəl)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to the fauces.

fauces

(fôsēz′)
pl.n.
  1. The passage from the back of the mouth to the pharynx, bounded by the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the palatine arches.
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