Fauces meaning

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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.
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The passage leading from the back of the mouth into the pharynx.
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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.
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(anatomy) The narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx, situated between the soft palate and the base of the tongue.
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(botany) The throat of a calyx, corolla, etc.
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(zoology) That portion of the interior of a spiral shell which can be seen by looking into the aperture.
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Origin of fauces

  • Middle English from Latin faucēs

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin.

    From Wiktionary