oropharynx

[awr-oh-far-ingks, ohr-]
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.

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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oropharynx in Medicine

oropharynx

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