fau·​ces | \ ˈfȯ-ˌsēz How to pronounce fauces (audio) \

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 How to pronounce faucial (audio) \ 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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The first known use of fauces was in the 15th century

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“Fauces.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fauces. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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fauces

noun plural but singular or plural in construction
fau·​ces | \ ˈfȯ-ˌsēz How to pronounce fauces (audio) \

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 How to pronounce faucial (audio) \ adjective

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