pharynx

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pharynx in context
Parts of the pharynx

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Borrowing from New Latin pharynx, from Ancient Greek φᾰ́ρῠγξ (phárunx, throat).

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pharynx (plural pharynges or pharynxes)

  1. (anatomy) The part of the alimentary canal and respiratory tract that extends from the back of the mouth and nasal cavity to the larynx and esophagus.
    Meronyms: nasopharynx, oropharynx, laryngopharynx, velopharynx, glossopharynx
  2. (zootomy) The part of the alimentary canal immediately behind the mouth in invertebrates that may be thickened and muscular, eversible and toothed, or adapted as a suctorial organ.

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  • IPA(key): /fa.ʁɛ̃ks/
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pharynx m (uncountable)

  1. (anatomy) pharynx

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek φᾰ́ρῠγξ (phárunx, throat, gullet).

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pharynx f (genitive pharyngis); third declension (New Latin)

  1. (anatomy) the pharynx
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Inflection[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pharynx pharyngēs
Genitive pharyngis pharyngum
Dative pharyngī pharyngibus
Accusative pharyngem pharyngēs
Ablative pharynge pharyngibus
Vocative pharynx pharyngēs

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  • English: pharynx