Anatomy. the cavity at the back of the mouth, leading into the pharynx.
a vestibule of an ancient Roman house.
- fau·cial [faw-shuhl], /ˈfɔ ʃəl/, adjective
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How to use fauces in a sentence
The mucous membranes become dry and insensitive, especially those of the fauces.A Statistical Inquiry Into the Nature and Treatment of Epilepsy | Alexander Hughes Bennett
I believe I have more colds, principally seated on the mucous membranes of the lungs, fauces, and cavities of the head.Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages | William Andrus Alcott
Extremely emaciated; his tongue and fauces covered with apthous crusts, and his appetite gone.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses | William Withering
Hence the fauces should be freely sprayed with a 5% solution of cocaine.
A good gargle for scurvy of the fauces and pharynx, vulgarly called the inward scurvy.
British Dictionary definitions for fauces
anatomy the area between the cavity of the mouth and the pharynx, including the surrounding tissues
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