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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

oropharynx

The part of the PHARYNX at the back of the mouth and extending down to the top of the OESOPHAGUS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Oropharynx

The part of the airway into which the mouth leads.
Mentioned in: Epiglottitis, Laryngitis
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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