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nasopharynx

noun na·so·phar·ynx \-ˈfa-riŋ(k)s\

Definition of NASOPHARYNX

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

Origin of NASOPHARYNX

New Latin
First Known Use: 1877

nasopharynx

noun na·so·phar·ynx \-ˈfar-iŋ(k)s\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural na·so·pha·ryn·ges \-fə-ˈrin-(ˌ)jēz\ also na·so·phar·ynx·es

Medical Definition of NASOPHARYNX

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

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