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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-oh-far-ingks, ohr-]
    • /ˌɔr oʊˈfær ɪŋks, ˌoʊr-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-oh-far-ingks, ohr-]
    • /ˌɔr oʊˈfær ɪŋks, ˌoʊr-/

Definitions of oropharynx word

  • noun plural oropharynx the part of the pharynx between the soft palate and the upper edge of the epiglottis. 1
  • noun plural oropharynx the pharynx as distinguished from the nasopharynx and laryngeal pharynx. 1
  • noun oropharynx The part of the pharynx that lies between the soft palate and the hyoid bone. 1
  • noun oropharynx the part of the pharynx that is at the back of the mouth 0
  • noun oropharynx the middle part of the pharynx, located below the nasopharynx and above the laryngopharynx 0

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Origin of oropharynx

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90; oro-2 + pharynx

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Parts of speech for Oropharynx


oropharynx popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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