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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oropharynx mean? 

  The noun OROPHARYNX has 1 sense:

1. cavity formed by the pharynx at the back of the mouth

  Familiarity information: OROPHARYNX used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1oropharynx [BACK TO TOP]


Cavity formed by the pharynx at the back of the mouth

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Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("oropharynx" is a kind of...):

bodily cavity; cavity; cavum ((anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body)

Holonyms ("oropharynx" is a part of...):

pharynx; throat (the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone)

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