PHARYNX

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noun. the muscular and membranous tube going from the mouth and nostrils to the entrance to the esophagus which serves as the pathway for respiratory gases and food. It contains 3 primary sects: the upper nasopharynx, the middle oropharynx, and lower laryngopharynx.

PHARYNX: "The pharynx was severed inflamed, likely due to an allergic reaction."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PHARYNX," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pharynx/ (accessed June 28, 2022).

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