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Meaning of FAUCES

Pronunciation:  'foseez

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the passage between the back of the mouth and the pharynx

FAUCES is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: passage, passageway



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fau"ces\, n.pl. [L.]
1. (Anat.) The narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx,
   situated between the soft palate and the base of the
   tongue; -- called also the {isthmus of the fauces}. On
   either side of the passage two membranous folds, called
   the pillars of the fauces, inclose the tonsils.

2. (Bot.) The throat of a calyx, corolla, etc.

3. (Zo["o]l.) That portion of the interior of a spiral shell
   which can be seen by looking into the aperture.