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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pharynx  \Phar"ynx\,  n.;  pl  {pharynges}.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?,  ?:  cf 
  F.  pharynx.]  (Anat.) 
  The  part  of  the  alimentary  canal  between  the  cavity  of  the 
  mouth  and  the  esophagus.  It  has  one  or  two  external  openings 
  through  the  nose  in  the  higher  vertebrates,  and  lateral 
  branchial  openings  in  fishes  and  some  amphibias. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pharynx 
  n  :  the  passage  to  the  stomach  and  lungs;  in  the  front  part  of 
  the  neck  below  the  chin  and  above  the  collarbone  [syn:  {throat}] 




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