Definition of fauces in English:

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fauces

Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːsiːz/

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.

Derivatives

faucial

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.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin, 'throat'.

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Line breaks: fau¦ces

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