noun, plural pha·ryn·ges [fuh-rin-jeez] /fəˈrɪn dʒiz/, phar·ynx·es. Anatomy.
Origin of pharynx
Examples from the Web for pharynx
Historical Examples of pharynx
Yet this wonderful appliance had neither tongue nor teeth, larynx nor pharynx.Heroes of the Telegraph
It is just cephalad to the anterior end of the pharynx and to the hypophysis.Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator
Albert M. Reese
Thus the opening from the larynx into the pharynx is closed.The Psychology of Singing
David C. Taylor
No foreign body was palpable with the finger in the pharynx.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
Just back of the pharynx is the esophagus which leads to the beginning of the stomach.Insects and Diseases
Rennie W. Doane
noun plural pharynges (fæˈrɪndʒiːz) or pharynxes
Word Origin for pharynx
1690s, from Greek pharynx (genitive pharyngos) "windpipe, throat," related to pharanx "cleft, chasm."