Definition of pharynx noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfærɪŋks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfærɪŋks//
(pl. pharynges
BrE BrE//fəˈrɪndʒiːz//
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈrɪndʒiːz//
(anatomy) Internal anatomy
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the soft area at the top of the throat where the passages to the nose and mouth connect with the throat See related entries: Internal anatomy Word Originlate 17th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek pharunx, pharung-.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pharynx