noun, plural pha·ryn·ges [fuh-rin-jeez] /fəˈrɪn dʒiz/, phar·ynx·es. Anatomy.
Origin of pharynx
Examples from the Web for pharynx
The product is said to be more adherent on the pharynx (Reubold) than in the mouth.
The mouth opens directly into the pharynx, and just above it are two openings leading into the posterior passages of the nose.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
Tobacco irritates the pharynx, reddens the vocal cords, and may cause heart troubles harmful to singing.The Voice|Frank E. Miller
In the lampreys the single olfactory tube ends blindly, while in the hag-fishes it opens into the pharynx.The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell
On the dorsal side is a ridge projecting into the lumen of the pharynx.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour
British Dictionary definitions for pharynx
noun plural pharynges (fæˈrɪndʒiːz) or pharynxes
Word Origin for pharynx
Word Origin and History for pharynx
1690s, from Greek pharynx (genitive pharyngos) "windpipe, throat," related to pharanx "cleft, chasm."