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n. - The passage to the stomach and lungs.

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Usage examples (31)
  • Just back of the pharynx is the esophagus which leads to the beginning of the stomach.
  • The pharynx is the part of the food canal that is crossed by the passageway for the air.
  • What it means is that her pharynx, which is part of her throat area humans have them too!
  • When the pharynx is the seat of disease, breathing and swallowing are difficult and painful.
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