PHARYNX

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., Pam M.S., "PHARYNX," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pharynx/ (accessed October 17, 2019).
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