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oropharynx

[ awr-oh-far-ingks, ohr- ]
/ 藢蓴r o蕣藞f忙r 瑟艐ks, 藢o蕣r- /
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noun, plural o路ro路pha路ryn路ges [awr-oh-fuh-rin-jeez, ohr-], /藢蓴r o蕣 f蓹藞r瑟n d蕭iz, 藢o蕣r-/, o路ro路phar路ynx路es.Anatomy.
the part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the upper edge of the epiglottis.
the pharynx as distinguished from the nasopharynx and laryngeal pharynx.
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Origin of oropharynx

First recorded in 1885鈥90; oro-2 + pharynx

OTHER WORDS FROM oropharynx

o路ro路pha路ryn路ge路al [awr-oh-fuh-rin-jee-uhl, -far-in-jee-uhl, ohr-], /藢蓴r o蕣 f蓹藞r瑟n d蕭i 蓹l, -藢f忙r 瑟n藞d蕭i 蓹l, 藢o蕣r-/, adjective

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