oropharynx

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Etymology[edit]

oro- +‎ pharynx

Noun[edit]

oropharynx (plural oropharynxes or oropharynges)

  1. (anatomy) the oral part of the pharynx, reaching from the uvula to the level of the hyoid bone
    • 2007 May 6, Lisa Sanders, M.D., “A Nervous Case”, New York Times:
      He snaked the flexible endoscope into the patient’s nose, through the oropharynx and then down his throat.

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