Definition of Oropharynx

1. Noun. Cavity formed by the pharynx at the back of the mouth.

Generic synonyms: Bodily Cavity, Cavity, Cavum
Group relationships: Pharynx, Throat
Derivative terms: Oropharyngeal



Definition of Oropharynx

1. Noun. (anatomy) the oral part of the pharynx, reaching from the uvula to the level of the hyoid bone ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oropharynx

1. [n -YNXES or -YNGES]

Medical Definition of Oropharynx

1. The area of the throat at the back of the mouth. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oropharynx

orology
oromandibular dystonia
orometer
orometers
oronasal
oronasal fistula
oronasal membrane
oronym
oronyms
oropesa
oropesas
oropharyngeal
oropharyngeal membrane
oropharynges
oropharynx (current term)
oropharynxes
orophilic
orophyte
orophytes
orosomucoid
orotate
orotate phosphoribosyltransferase
orotates
orotic
orotic acid
orotic aciduria
orotidine
orotidine-5'-phosphate decarboxylase
orotidine 5'-monophosphate

Literary usage of Oropharynx

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1. Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat: A Manual for Students and Practitioners by Howard Charles Ballenger, Adolphus George Wippern (1917)
"THE pharynx is divided into the nasopharynx, or that portion of the pharynx situated above the soft palate, the oropharynx, the portion between the soft ..."

2. Gulf War And Health by Carolyn Fulco, Institute of Medicine (2005)
"CANCERS OF THE ORAL CAVITY AND oropharynx The cancers reviewed in this section include those of the oral cavity, that is, the lips, the lining of the lips ..."

3. A Manual of Diseases of the Nose, Throat, and Ear by Edward Baldwin Gleason (1918)
"DISEASES OF THE oropharynx Acute tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils and adjacent structures. There are two common varieties— the ..."

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