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Search Results for: pharynx

Pharynx

Definition noun, plural: pharynges (anatomy) The cavity behind the mouth and the nasal cavity and opens to either the... Read More

Laryngopharynx

Definition noun, plural: laryngopharynges, laryngopharynxes The caudal part of the pharynx, connects to the... Read More

Oropharynx

Definition noun, plural: oropharynges, oropharynxes (anatomy) The oral part of the pharynx, located behind the oral... Read More

Nasopharynx

Definition noun, plural: nasopharynges or nasopharynxes (anatomy) The part of the pharynx extending from the posterior... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Digestion and Absorption of Food

The gastrointestinal (GI) system includes the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine,... Read More

Thyropharyngeus

Definition noun (anatomy) The superior muscle arising from the thyroid cartilage, and, together with cricopharyngeus,... Read More

Stratified columnar epithelium

A stratified columnar epithelium (plural: stratified columnar epithelia) is a type of stratified epithelium in which the... Read More

Respiratory system

Definition noun An organ system comprised of organs and structures associated for respiration or gas exchange Supplement An... Read More

Superior pharyngeal constrictor

Definition noun (anatomy) The quadrilateral muscle in the pharynx, located superior to other pharyngeal constrictor muscles,... Read More

Chordata

Chordata Definition What is Chordata? Chordata is the phylum of the animal kingdom that includes a large number of animal... Read More

Respiration

Organization of the Respiratory System Each lung is composed of air sacs called alveoli - the sites of gas exchange with... Read More

Throat

A throat generally refers to a narrow part of a passage. In vertebrate anatomy, it refers to the gullet or windpipe, i.e.... Read More

Gorge

The passage between the pharynx and the stomach.gorge 1. The throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to the... Read More

Tunicate

Definition noun, plural: tunicates Any of the sessile marine chordates of the subphylum Tunicata Supplement Chordates... Read More

Cephalochordate

Definition noun, plural: cephalochordates Any of the small, elongated, segmented, fish-like chordates that belong to the... Read More

Micrococcus luteus

Definition noun A gram-positive aerobic harmless bacterium involved in the conversion of nitrate to... Read More

Deglutition

Definition noun (physiology) The act or process of taking (food or drink) to the mouth and then conveying it through the... Read More

Columnar epithelium

Definition noun, plural: columnar epithelia An epithelial tissue comprised of columnar epithelial cells, with or without... Read More

Mylohyoid ridge

Definition noun A ridge on the inner surface of the mandible extending upward and backward on either side from the lower... Read More

Epiglottis

Epiglottis (Science: anatomy) a cartilaginous lidlike appendage which closes the glottis while food or drink is passing... Read More

Pterygomandibular raphe

pterygomandibular raphe A tendinous thickening of the buccopharyngeal fascia, separating and giving origin to the buccinator... Read More

Haemophilus parahaemolyticus

Definition Noun A gram-negative commensal bacterium involved as a causative agent in some human diseases including... Read More

System

A system pertains to interdependent or interrelated objects comprising and functioning as a whole. In biology, it may refer... Read More

Pars nasalis pharyngis

pars nasalis pharyngis --> nasopharynx (Science: anatomy) The portion of the pharynx extending from the posterior nares to... Read More

Fauces

Fauces 1. (Science: anatomy) The narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx, situated between the soft palate and the base... Read More

Narrow

narrow 1. Of little breadth; not wide or broad; having little distance from side to side; as, a narrow board; a narrow... Read More

Ear

Ear 1. The organ of hearing; the external ear. in man and the higher vertebrates, the organ of hearing is very complicated,... Read More

Air bladder

Air bladder 1. (Science: anatomy) An air sac, sometimes double or variously lobed, in the visceral cavity of many fishes. It... Read More

Proboscis

Proboscis Definition What is proboscis? A proboscis refers to an elongated or projecting appendage in the head region of... Read More

Influenza

Influenza An acute viral infection involving the respiratory tract, occurring in isolated cases, in epidemics or in... Read More

Taste buds

taste buds small sensory organs which contain gustatory receptor cells, basal cells, and supporting cells. Taste buds in... Read More

Lancelet

Definition noun, plural: lancelets A small fishlike chordate of the taxonomic order Amphoxiformes Supplement The... Read More

Phylum

Just like it is easy to identify and sort anything in the supermarkets when placed in the right section with proper display... Read More

Roof of mouth

roof of mouth --> palate 1. (Science: anatomy) The roof of the mouth. The fixed portion, or palate proper, supported by... Read More

Opportunistic pathogen

Opportunistic Pathogen Definition How do we define opportunistic pathogen? The opportunistic pathogen is an infectious... Read More

Foregut

Definition noun (1) The anterior part of the alimentary canal that begins at the mouth to the end of the stomach or gizzard... Read More

Digestive system

Definition noun A system of organs in which the major function is to convert food into simpler, absorbable nutriments to... Read More

Glossotomy

Glossotomy (Science: procedure) Any cutting operation on the tongue, usually to obtain access to further reaches of the... Read More

Subdigastric node

subdigastric node --> jugulodigastric lymph node A prominent lymph node in the deep lateral cervical group lying below... Read More