[ faw-seez ]
/ ˈfɔ siz /
noun, plural fau·ces.
Anatomy. the cavity at the back of the mouth, leading into the pharynx.
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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Examples from the Web for faucial
They are often associated with enlargement of the faucial tonsils.
This state of the buccal and faucial membrane continues throughout the disease.
British Dictionary definitions for faucial
/ (ˈfɔːsiːz) /
noun plural -ces
anatomy the area between the cavity of the mouth and the pharynx, including the surrounding tissues
Word Origin for fauces
C16: from Latin: throat
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Medicine definitions for faucial (1 of 2)
[ fô′shəl ]
Of or relating to the fauces.
Medicine definitions for faucial (2 of 2)
[ fô′sēz′ ]
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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