The hollow tube in the upper part of the neck that starts behind the nose and mouth and leads to the esophagus (the tube that goes to the stomach) and the larynx (voice box).

The pharynx is made up of the nasopharynx, oropharynx and hypopharynx.

Pharyngealmeans referring to or having to do with the pharynx, as in pharyngeal cancer.

Also called the throat.

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