Sometimes, instead of hanging down toward the nasal opening, it falls back into the pharynx.
No foreign body was palpable with the finger in the pharynx.
It opens into the pharynx, at its superior extremity, and communicates, by its inferior opening with the trachea.
Yet this wonderful appliance had neither tongue nor teeth, larynx nor pharynx.
Persistent accumulation of mucus in the pharynx, continually and recurring in considerable quantities and of a pale-green color.
It is just cephalad to the anterior end of the pharynx and to the hypophysis.
From the pharynx lead off the gullet and windpipe, the former back of the latter.
Just back of the pharynx is the esophagus which leads to the beginning of the stomach.
Nutrition is holozoic, a deep groove leading down to a mouth and pharynx.
Then the pharynx squeezes it down a long tube and into the stomach.
1690s, from Greek pharynx (genitive pharyngos) "windpipe, throat," related to pharanx "cleft, chasm."
pharynx phar·ynx (fār'ĭngks)
n. pl. phar·ynx·es or pha·ryng·es (fə-rĭn'jēz)
The upper section of the alimentary canal that extends from the mouth and nasal cavities to the larynx.