cavity forming the upper part of the pharynx
The nasal part of the pharynx, lying behind the nose and above the level of the soft palate.
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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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.
The numerical value of nasopharynx in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of nasopharynx in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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