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Meaning of nasopharynx

na•so•phar•ynx

Pronunciation: (nā"zō-far'ingks), [key]
— pl. -pha•ryn•ges -phar•ynx•es.
  1. the part of the pharynx behind and above the soft palate, directly continuous with the nasal passages. Cf.(def. 2).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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