from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the epiglottis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the oral part of the pharynx, reaching from the uvula to the level of the hyoid bone
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pharynx proper, directly continuous with the cavity of the mouth: distinguished from nasopharynx. See cut under mouth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cavity formed by the pharynx at the back of the mouth
Latin ōs, ōr-, mouth; see os1 + pharynx.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
oro- + pharynx (Wiktionary)