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oropharynx

[awr-oh-far-ingks, ohr-]
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noun, plural o·ro·pha·ryn·ges [awr-oh-fuh-rin-jeez, ohr-] /ˌɔr oʊ fəˈrɪn dʒiz, ˌoʊr-/, o·ro·phar·ynx·es. Anatomy.
  1. the part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the upper edge of the epiglottis.
  2. the pharynx as distinguished from the nasopharynx and laryngeal pharynx.
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Origin of oropharynx

First recorded in 1885–90; oro-2 + pharynx
Related formso·ro·pha·ryn·ge·al [awr-oh-fuh-rin-jee-uh l, -far-in-jee-uh l, ohr-] /ˌɔr oʊ fəˈrɪn dʒi əl, -ˌfær ɪnˈdʒi əl, ˌoʊr-/, adjective
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oropharyngeal in Medicine

oropharynx

(ôr′ō-fărĭngks)
n.
  1. The pharynx between the soft palate and the epiglottis.
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Related formso′ro•pha•rynge•al (-fə-rĭnjē-əl, -jəl, -făr′ĭn-jēəl) adj.
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