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The flow of water is powered by beating tails on the cells of the basket/pharynx.
Of these features, the adults retain only a small portion of the nerve cord and the pharyngeal slits, which become the basket-like pharynx the animal uses to feed and breathe.
That left behind just the worm's tube-like mouth sticking out of its belly, attached to its digestive tract via the pharynx.
Usually a pharynx fragment regrows a head and tail.
Hagfish take in water through their nasopharyngeal duct, which leads to their pharynx and gill pouches.
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Definition of pharynx for English Language Learners
medical : the part inside your mouth where the passages of the nose connect to your mouth and throat
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