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Noun: pharynx (pharynges,pharynxes)  fer-ingks [N. Amer], fa-ringks [Brit]
  1. The passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
    - throat

Derived forms: pharynxes, pharynges

Type of: tubular cavity

Part of: alimentary canal, alimentary tract, cervix, digestive tract, digestive tube, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract, neck, upper respiratory tract

Encyclopedia: Pharynx