Medical Dictionary

oropharynx

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

Medical Definition of OROPHARYNX

:  the part of the pharynx that is below the soft palate and above the epiglottis and is continuous with the mouth

Illustration of OROPHARYNX

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