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noun as in throat

noun as in vocal cords

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The plug blocks the channel between a fin whale’s mouth and its pharynx, the entrance to the respiratory and digestive tracts.

When a whale gulps water, the pressure leads to the plug creating a tight seal over the whale’s pharynx.

A nurse carefully swabbed the back of his nose and pharynx for a sample of the virus that had brought him to the hospital.

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Vincent's angina is a chronic pseudomembranous and ulcerative inflammation of pharynx and tonsils.

It subsequently loses its connection with the pharynx, and in adult life is a bilobed structure on either side of the windpipe.

In hay fever, the itching and redness of the eyes, nose, and throat are controlled from a sensitive point in the naso-pharynx.

The Right Spot, as related in the chapter on Ichthyol, is either the vault of the pharynx or the upper surface of the soft palate.

In the higher grades, a mouth, pharynx, and sophagus precede the stomach.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pharynx, such as: esophagus, larynx, fauces, gorge, gullet, and maw.

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