Meaning of pharynx

phar•ynx

Pronunciation: (far'ingks), [key]
— pl. pha•ryn•ges phar•ynx•es.
  1. the tube or cavity, with its surrounding membrane and muscles, that connects the mouth and nasal passages with the esophagus. See diag. under
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