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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fauces  \Fau"ces\,  n.pl.  [L.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  The  narrow  passage  from  the  mouth  to  the  pharynx, 
  situated  between  the  soft  palate  and  the  base  of  the 
  tongue;  --  called  also  the  {isthmus  of  the  fauces}.  On 
  either  side  of  the  passage  two  membranous  folds,  called 
  the  pillars  of  the  fauces,  inclose  the  tonsils. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  The  throat  of  a  calyx,  corolla,  etc 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  That  portion  of  the  interior  of  a  spiral  shell 
  which  can  be  seen  by  looking  into  the  aperture. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Faux  \Faux\,  n.;  pl  {Fauces}.  [L.] 
  See  {Fauces}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fauces 
  n  :  the  passage  between  the  back  of  the  mouth  and  the  pharynx 




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