fauces

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fau·ces

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈf-ˌsēz\

Definition of FAUCES

:  the narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx between the soft palate and the base of the tongue
fau·cial \ˈf-shəl\ adjective

Origin of FAUCES

Latin, plural, throat, fauces
First Known Use: 15th century

fau·ces

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈf-ˌsēz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FAUCES

: the narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx situated between the soft palate and the base of the tongue—called also isthmus of the fauces
fau·cial \ˈf-shəl\ adjective

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