faucial

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Etymology[edit]

From (the stem of) Latin faucēs +‎ -al.

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faucial (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Pertaining to the fauces; pharyngeal.
    • 1839, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘William Wilson’:
      I could find, indeed, but one vulnerable point […]; my rival had a weakness in the faucial or guttural organs, which precluded him from raising his voice at any time above a very low whisper.