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nasopharynx

[ ney-zoh-far-ingks ]
/ 藢ne瑟 zo蕣藞f忙r 瑟艐ks /
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noun, plural na路so路pha路ryn路ges [ney-zoh-fuh-rin-jeez], /藢ne瑟 zo蕣 f蓹藞r瑟n d蕭iz/, na路so路phar路ynx路es.Anatomy.
the part of the pharynx behind and above the soft palate, directly continuous with the nasal passages.Compare oropharynx (def. 2).
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Origin of nasopharynx

First recorded in 1875鈥80; naso- + pharynx

OTHER WORDS FROM nasopharynx

na路so路pha路ryn路ge路al [ney-zoh-fuh-rin-jee-uhl, -juhl, -far-uhn-jee-uhl], /藢ne瑟 zo蕣 f蓹藞r瑟n d蕭i 蓹l, -d蕭蓹l, -藢f忙r 蓹n藞d蕭i 蓹l/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nasopharynx

nasopharynx
/ (藢ne瑟z蓹蕣藞f忙r瑟艐ks) /

noun plural -pharynges (-f蓹藞r瑟nd蕭i藧z) or -pharynxes
the part of the pharynx situated above and behind the soft palate

Derived forms of nasopharynx

nasopharyngeal (藢ne瑟z蓹蕣f蓹藞r瑟nd蕭瑟蓹l, -藢f忙r瑟n藞d蕭瑟蓹l), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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