Pronunciation: faw'sez, faw'se-um
Definition: The space between the cavity of the mouth and the pharynx, bounded by the soft palate and the base of the tongue.
Synonym(s): oropharyngeal passage
[L. the throat]
See Also: isthmus of fauces
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