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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Inflammation of the muscular tube which connects the cavity of the mouth and the esophagus.

Usage examples (36)
  • Inflammation of the pharynx is called pharyngitis, caused mainly by bacteria and viruses.
  • I am the number cause of pharyngitis - 'strep throat'.
  • Very occasionally I can cause pharyngitis and tonsillitis.
  • Many smokers also suffer from what is termed chronic pharyngitis. for more
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