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glossary:nasopharynx [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||The area of the upper throat that lies behind the nose. In contrast to the [[oropharynx]], the area of the throat that lies behind the mouth. |
|+||The word "nasopharynx" is a hybrid -- part Latin, part Greek. "Naso-" is a prefix that has to do with the nose. It comes from the Latin "nasus" for the nose (or snout). "Pharynx|