the part of the pharynx at the rear of the mouth, continuing from the level of the hyoid bone on to the soft palate. It consists of the operational crossing of the alimentary and respiratory canals.

OROPHARYNX: "The growth on the oropharynx is benign."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OROPHARYNX," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/oropharynx/ (accessed January 15, 2021).