nasopharynx

noun na·so·phar·ynx \ ˌnā-zō-ˈfer-iŋ(k)s , -ˈfa-riŋ(k)s \

Definition of nasopharynx

: the upper part of the pharynx continuous with the nasal passages

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New Latin


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nasopharynx

noun na·so·phar·ynx \ -ˈfar-iŋ(k)s \

medical Definition of nasopharynx

plural nasopharynges play \-fə-ˈrin-(ˌ)jēz\ also nasopharynxes
: the upper part of the pharynx continuous with the nasal passages — compare laryngopharynx

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