nasopharynx
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1877 the upper part of the pharynx continuous with the nasal passages

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  • Nasopharynx — Front of nasal part of pharynx, as seen with the laryngoscope. Latin …   Wikipedia

  • nasopharynx — ● nasopharynx nom masculin Synonyme de rhino pharynx. ● nasopharynx (synonymes) nom masculin Synonymes : rhino pharynx nasopharynx [nazofaʀɛ̃ks] n. m. ÉTYM. V. 1900, Nouveau Larousse illustré; de naso , et pharynx. REM. Le mot est sans dout …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • nasopharynx — (n.) 1877, from naso , comb. form of L. nasus nose (see NOSE (Cf. nose) (n.)) + PHARYNX (Cf. pharynx) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nasopharynx — [nā΄zōfar′iŋks] n. pl. nasopharynges [nā′zō fə rin′jēz΄, nā′zəfə rin′jēz΄] or nasopharynxes the part of the pharynx lying directly behind the nasal passages and above the soft palate: see PHARYNX, illus.: cf. LARYNGOPHARYNX, OROPHARYNX… …   English World dictionary

  • Nasopharynx — Der Nasopharynx (griech. für Nasenrachen), auch Nasenrachenraum (Epipharynx, Pars nasalis pharyngis oder Rhinopharynx), ist ein Teil des Rachens. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Anatomie des Nasopharynx 2 Erkrankungen des Nasopharynx 3 Einzelnachweise …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nasopharynx — The area of the upper throat behind the nose. 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 is the Greek word for throat. The …   Medical dictionary

  • Nasopharynx — Rhinopharynx Le rhinopharynx ou nasopharynx est la partie supérieure du pharynx au dessus du voile du palais constituée des fosses nasales. Il commence derrière les cornets, dans la région postérieure des cavités nasales: les choanes. Il est en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nasopharynx — Nasenrachen; Rhinopharynx (fachsprachlich); Pars nasalis pharyngis (fachsprachlich); Epipharynx (fachsprachlich); Nasenrachenraum * * * Nasopharynx   [lateinisch griechisch] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • nasopharynx — The upper part of the throat behind the nose. An opening on each side of the nasopharynx leads into the ear …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • nasopharynx — nasopharyngeal /nay zoh feuh rin jee euhl, jeuhl, far euhn jee euhl/, adj. /nay zoh far ingks/, n., pl. nasopharynges / feuh rin jeez/, nasopharynxes. Anat. the part of the pharynx behind and above the soft palate, directly continuous with the… …   Universalium

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