the passage leading from the back of the mouth into the pharynx
Origin of faucesL, throat, gullet
plural noun(used with a sing. or pl. verb)
The passage from the back of the mouth to the pharynx, bounded by the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the palatine arches.
Origin of faucesMiddle English, from Latin fauc&emacron;s.
- fau′cal , fau′cial