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Etymology

1. pharynx

noun. ['ˈfɛrɪŋks'] the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone.

Synonyms

  • nasopharynx
  • GI tract
  • tonsilla adenoidea
  • oropharynx
  • throat
  • laryngopharynx
  • adenoid
  • glossa
  • pharyngeal tonsil
  • tastebud
  • upper respiratory tract
  • digestive tract
  • cervix
  • alimentary tract
  • clapper
  • tongue
  • tonsilla pharyngealis
  • lingua
  • gustatory organ
  • third tonsil
  • tubular cavity
  • alimentary canal
  • Luschka's tonsil
  • neck
  • pharyngeal recess
  • taste bud
  • digestive tube

Etymology

  • pharynx (Latin)
  • φάρυγξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Pharynx

  • larynx

How do you pronounce pharynx?

Pronounce pharynx as ˈfɛrɪŋks.

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Example sentences of the word pharynx


1. Noun, singular or mass
Air is brought in through these cavities and passed into the pharynx, then into the trachea and lungs.

2. Noun, plural
This inflammatory disease of the tonsils and pharynx normally occurs in children from 5 to 8 years of age.

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