oropharynx


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oropharynx

 [or″o-far´ingks]
the part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the upper edge of the epiglottis.

or·o·phar·ynx

(ōr'ō-far'ingks), [TA]
The portion of the pharynx that lies posterior to the mouth; it is continuous above with the nasopharynx via the pharyngeal isthmus and below with the laryngopharynx.
[L. os (or-), mouth]

oropharynx

/oro·phar·ynx/ (-far´inks) the part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the upper edge of the epiglottis.

oropharynx

(ôr′ō-făr′ĭngks)
n. pl. oro·pharynges (-fə-rĭn′jēz) or oro·pharynxes
The part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the epiglottis.

o′ro·pha·ryn′ge·al (-fə-rĭn′jē-əl, -făr′ən-jē′əl) adj.

oropharynx

[ôr′ōfer′ingks]
Etymology: L, oris, mouth; Gk, pharynx, throat
one of the three anatomical divisions of the pharynx that lies posterior to the mouth and is continuous above with the nasopharynx and below with the laryngopharynx. It extends behind the mouth from the soft palate above to the level of the hyoid bone below and contains the palatine and lingual tonsils. Compare laryngopharynx, nasopharynx. oropharyngeal, adj.

or·o·phar·ynx

(ōr'ō-far'ingks) [TA]
The portion of the pharynx that lies posterior to the mouth; it is continuous above with the nasopharynx through the pharyngeal isthmus and below with the laryngopharynx.

oropharynx

The part of the PHARYNX at the back of the mouth and extending down to the top of the OESOPHAGUS.

Oropharynx

The part of the airway into which the mouth leads.
Mentioned in: Epiglottitis, Laryngitis

oropharynx (ōr··farˑ·ingks),

n one of the subdivisions of the pharynx that lies at the back of the mouth.

or·o·phar·ynx

(ōr'ō-far'ingks) [TA]
Portion of pharynx that lies posterior to mouth; continuous above with nasopharynx via pharyngeal isthmus and below with laryngopharynx.
Synonym(s): oral pharynx.

oropharynx (ôr´ōfer´ingks),

n the portion of the pharynx associated with the oral cavity; usually described as bounded superiorly by the uvula, inferiorly by the epiglottis, anteriorly by the tongue, and posteriorly by the posterior pharyngeal wall.

oropharynx

the part of the pharynx between the soft palate, the tongue and the epiglottis.
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