fauces

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction fau·ces \ˈfȯ-ˌsēz\

Definition of fauces

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

faucial

play \ˈfȯ-shəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of fauces

Latin, plural, throat, fauces


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

fauces

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction fau·ces \ˈfȯ-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of fauces

  1. :  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

faucial

\ˈfȯ-shəl\play adjective

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