fauces pl (plural only)
- (anatomy) The narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx, situated between the soft palate and the base of the tongue.
- (botany) The throat of a calyx, corolla, etc.
- (zoology) That portion of the interior of a spiral shell which can be seen by looking into the aperture.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
The word is often plural, although a single instance of the nominative singular form faux is known.
- “fauces” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
- “fauces” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
- ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill
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