fau·ces | \ˈfȯ-ˌsēz \

Definition of fauces 

: the narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx between the soft palate and the base of the tongue

Other Words from fauces

faucial \ˈfȯ-shəl \ adjective

First Known Use of fauces

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fauces

Latin, plural, throat, fauces

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fau·ces | \ˈfȯ-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of fauces 

: the narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx situated between the soft palate and the base of the tongue

called also isthmus of the fauces

Other Words from fauces

faucial \ˈfȯ-shəl \ adjective

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