In the human anatomy, the pharynx is the common passageway that connects the nose, mouth and throat...also connecting with the ears via the Eustachian tubes. It is shared by the digestive and respiratory system.

The pharynx is divided into three regions:

Phar"ynx (?), n.; pl. pharynges (#). [NL., fr. Gr. , : cf. F. pharynx.] Anat.

The part of the alimentary canal between the cavity of the mouth and the esophagus. It has one or two external openings through the nose in the higher vertebrates, and lateral branchial openings in fishes and some amphibias.


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