from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The part of the pharynx above the soft palate that is continuous with the nasal passages.
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- n. The nasal part of the pharynx, lying behind the nose and above the level of the soft palate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That part of the pharynx which is behind and above the soft palate, directly continuous with the nasal passages: distinguished from oropharynx.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cavity forming the upper part of the pharynx
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