Definitions for nasopharynxˌneɪ zoʊˈfær ɪŋks; -fəˈrɪn dʒiz

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  1. nasopharynx(noun)

    cavity forming the upper part of the pharynx

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  1. nasopharynx(Noun)

    The nasal part of the pharynx, lying behind the nose and above the level of the soft palate.

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  1. Nasopharynx

    The nasopharynx is the uppermost part of the pharynx. It extends from the base of the skull to the upper surface of the soft palate; it differs from the oral and laryngeal parts of the pharynx in that its cavity always remains patent.

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  1. Nasopharynx

    The top portion of the pharynx situated posterior to the nose and superior to the SOFT PALATE. The nasopharynx is the posterior extension of the nasal cavities and has a respiratory function.

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