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."
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