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fauces

Line breaks: fau¦ces
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːsiːz
 
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Definition of fauces in English:

plural noun

Anatomy
The arched opening at the back of the mouth leading to the pharynx.
Example sentences
  • Examination of the fauces and throat swab should therefore be routine for all children presenting with arthritis.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin, 'throat'.

Derivatives

faucial

1
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːʃ(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The total tissue collagen content increased significantly in patients with advanced disease and with progression of the disease, leading to hypomobility of the tongue, lips, cheeks, soft palate and faucial pillars.

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