Oropharynx definition

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The part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the epiglottis.
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The middle part of the pharynx, located below the nasopharynx and above the laryngopharynx.
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The part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the epiglottis.
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(anatomy) The oral part of the pharynx, reaching from the uvula to the level of the hyoid bone.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
oropharynx
Plural:
oropharynges, oropharynxes

Origin of oropharynx

  • Latin ōs ōr- mouth os1 pharynx

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

  • oro- +"Ž pharynx

    From Wiktionary