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nasopharynx

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noun na·so·phar·ynx \-ˈfa-riŋ(k)s\

Definition of nasopharynx

  1. :  the upper part of the pharynx continuous with the nasal passages



Origin and Etymology of nasopharynx

New Latin


First Known Use: 1877


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nasopharynx

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noun na·so·phar·ynx \-ˈfar-iŋ(k)s\

Medical Definition of nasopharynx

plural

nasopharynges

\-fə-ˈrin-(ˌ)jēz\play also

nasopharynxes

  1. :  the upper part of the pharynx continuous with the nasal passages—compare laryngopharynx



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