Definition of fauces in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfōsēz/

plural noun

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.



Pronunciation: /ˈfôSHəl/
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.


Late Middle English: from Latin, 'throat'.

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Syllabification: fau·ces

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