Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the epiglottis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The pharynx proper, directly continuous with the cavity of the mouth: distinguished from nasopharynx. See cut under mouth.

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  • noun anatomy the oral part of the pharynx, reaching from the uvula to the level of the hyoid bone

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun cavity formed by the pharynx at the back of the mouth

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ōs, ōr-, mouth; see os + pharynx.]

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oro- +‎ pharynx

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