faucal

[ faw-kuh l ]
/ ˈfɔ kəl /

adjective

pertaining to the fauces or opening of the throat.
Phonetics.
  1. pharyngeal.
  2. exploded into the pharynx, as the release of the t-sound of catnip or the d-sound of madness.

Nearby words

  1. fatuous,
  2. fatuously,
  3. fatwa,
  4. fatwood,
  5. faubourg,
  6. faucaria,
  7. fauces,
  8. faucet,
  9. fauchard,
  10. faucial

Origin of faucal

First recorded in 1860–65; fauc(es) + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for faucal

faucal

faucial (ˈfɔːʃəl)

/ (ˈfɔːkəl) /

adjective

anatomy of or relating to the fauces
phonetics articulated in that part of the vocal tract between the back of the mouth and the larynx; pharyngeal
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