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fauces

 [faw´sēz]
throat. adj., adj fau´cial.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

fau·ces

, gen.

fau·ci·um

(faw'sēz, faw'sē-ŭm), [TA] This word is grammatically plural.
The space between the cavity of the mouth and the pharynx, bounded by the soft palate and the base of the tongue.
See also: isthmus of fauces.
[L. the throat]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

fauces

(fô′sēz′)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
The passage from the back of the mouth to the pharynx, bounded by the soft palate, the base of the tongue, and the palatine arches.

fau′cal (-kəl), fau′cial (-shəl) adj.
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fau·ces

, pl. fauces (faw'sēz) [TA]
The space between the cavity of the mouth and the pharynx, bounded by the soft palate and the base of the tongue.
[L. the throat]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

fauces

The narrowed space at the back of the mouth and PHARYNX, under the soft palate and between the soft palatine arches (the pillars of the fauces) on either side from which the throat opens out. The term appears to be a plural of the singular word faux but is, in fact, a singular entity. From Latin, fauces , throat.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

fau·ces

, pl. fauces (faw'sēz) [TA]
Area between oral cavity and pharynx, bounded by soft palate and lingual base.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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