pharynx

Part of speech: adjective

Pharyngeal.

Part of speech: noun

The part of the alimentary canal between the palate and the esophagus, serving as an air passage and also as a food passage.

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Usage examples "pharynx":

  1. The nostrils are separated from the mouth by a thin layer of bone, and back of both the mouth and the nostrils is the pharynx. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..