Medical Dictionary

pharyngeal cavity


Medical Definition of PHARYNGEAL CAVITY

:  the cavity of the pharynx that consists of a part continuous anteriorly with the nasal cavity by way of the nasopharynx, a part opening into the oral cavity by way of the isthmus of the fauces, and a part continuous posteriorly with the esophagus and opening into the larynx by way of the epiglottis


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