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pharynx

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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pharynxphar‧ynx /ˈfærɪŋks/ noun (plural pharynges /fəˈrɪndʒiːz/) [countable]  HBHthe tube that goes from the back of your mouth to the place where the tube divides for food and air
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pharynxInfection Purulent infection of the cervical muscle planes can occur, the infection usually originating from foci in pharynx or mouth.It can also lead to certain cancers, notably of the mouth, pharynx and oesophagus.Smoking is also implicated in cancers of the bladder, pancreas, larynx, mouth, oesophagus, pharynx and kidney.The ears were examined and the presence or absence of fluid was noted before inspection of the case notes or pharynx.Cocainization of the pharynx relieves the pain in some; when positive, this test confirms the diagnosis.After burrowing into the lungs, they move up to the pharynx, where they are swallowed.The pharynx and right side of the neck were heavily swollen.
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