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/ˈfōˌsēz/ Noun, pl. fauces 1. (Anatomy) The narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx, situated between the soft palate and the base of the tongue. ( 2. (Botany) The throat of a calyx, corolla, etc. ( 3. (Zoology) That portion of the interior of a spiral shell which can be seen by looking into the aperture. ( 4. The arched opening at the back of the mouth leading to the pharynx. (Google Dictionary) 5. The passage between the back of the mouth and the pharynx. ( Word origin: Latin word. See also Isthmus of the...

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