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1throat

noun \ˈthrōt\

: the tube inside the neck that leads to the stomach and lungs

: the front part of the neck

Full Definition of THROAT

1
a (1) :  the part of the neck in front of the spinal column (2) :  the passage through the neck to the stomach and lungs
b (1) :  voice
(2) :  the seat of the voice
2
:  something resembling the throat especially in being an entrance, a passageway, a constriction, or a narrowed part: as
a :  the orifice of a tubular organ especially of a plant
b :  the opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep
c :  the part of a tennis racket that connects the head with the shaft
3
:  the curved part of an anchor's arm where it joins the shank — see anchor illustration
at each other's throats
:  in open and aggressive conflict
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Examples of THROAT

  1. My throat was dry so I took a sip of water.
  2. He held a knife to her throat.
  3. His shirt was open at the throat.
  4. He grabbed her by the throat.

Origin of THROAT

Middle English throte, from Old English; akin to Old High German drozza throat
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

2throat

transitive verb

Definition of THROAT

1
:  to utter in the throat :  mutter
2
:  to sing or enunciate in a throaty voice

First Known Use of THROAT

circa 1611
THROAT Defined for Kids

throat

noun \ˈthrōt\

Definition of THROAT for Kids

1
:  the passage through the neck from the mouth to the stomach and lungs <a sore throat>
2
:  the front part of the neck on the outside
Medical Dictionary

throat

noun \ˈthrōt\

Medical Definition of THROAT

1
:  the part of the neck in front of the spinal column
2
:  the passage through the throat to the stomach and lungs containing the pharynx and upper part of the esophagus, the larynx, and the trachea
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