Illustration of the respiratory system including the pharynx.
An example of the pharynx is the cavity that post nasal drip passes through to get to the throat.
nounpl. pha·ryn′ges· or phar′ynxes
Origin of pharynxModern Latin from Classical Greek pharynx (gen. pharyngos), throat from Indo-European an unverified form bhorg-, throat, gullet from source Classical Latin frumen
nounpl. pha·ryn·ges, or phar·ynx·es
Origin of pharynxNew Latin pharynx pharyng- from Greek pharunx
(plural pharynges or pharynxes)
From New Latin pharynx, from Ancient Greek Ï†Î¬ÏÏ…Î³Î¾ (pharunks, “pharynx").