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fauces

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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