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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. ​
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 +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
  
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