Pronunciation: (ôr"ō-far'ingks, ōr"-), [key]
—pl. -pha•ryn•gesPronunciation: (-fu-rin'jēz), [key] -phar•ynx•es. Anat.
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.
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