Definitions for oropharynxˌɔr oʊˈfær ɪŋks, ˌoʊr-; -fəˈrɪn dʒiz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•ro•phar•ynxˌɔr oʊˈfær ɪŋks, ˌoʊr-; -fəˈrɪn dʒiz(n.)(pl.)-pha•ryn•ges; -phar•ynx•es.
the part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the upper edge of the epiglottis.
Origin of oropharynx:
o`ro•pha•ryn′ge•al-fəˈrɪn dʒi əl, -dʒəl, -ˌfær ɪn dʒiˈ əl(adj.)
cavity formed by the pharynx at the back of the mouth
the oral part of the pharynx, reaching from the uvula to the level of the hyoid bone
The Oropharynx reaches from the Uvula to the level of the hyoid bone. It opens anteriorly, through the isthmus faucium, into the mouth, while in its lateral wall, between the two palatine arches, is the palatine tonsil.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The middle portion of the pharynx that lies posterior to the mouth, inferior to the SOFT PALATE, and superior to the base of the tongue and EPIGLOTTIS. It has a digestive function as food passes from the mouth into the oropharynx before entering ESOPHAGUS.
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