nounWord forms: plural ˌorophaˈrynges (ˌoʊroʊfəˈrɪndʒiz
; ōˌrōfərinˈjēz) or ˌoroˈpharynxes
the middle part of the pharynx, located below the nasopharynx and above the laryngopharynx
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