Hypertext Webster Gateway: "pharynx"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Pharynx \Phar"ynx\, n.; pl. {pharynges}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?: cf.
F. pharynx.] (Anat.)
The part of the alimentary canal between the cavity of the
mouth and the esophagus. It has one or two external openings
through the nose in the higher vertebrates, and lateral
branchial openings in fishes and some amphibias.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of
the neck below the chin and above the collarbone [syn: {throat}]

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