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.


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