pharynx etymology

English word pharynx comes from Ancient Greek φάρυγξ

Detailed word origin of pharynx

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
φάρυγξ Ancient Greek (grc)
pharynx New Latin (la-new)
pharynx English (eng) (anatomy) The part of the alimentary canal and respiratory tract that extends from the back of the mouth and nasal cavity to the larynx and esophagus.

Words with the same origin as pharynx

Descendants of φάρυγξ
actinopharynx buccopharynx cytopharynx epipharynx extrapharyngeal glossopharynx hypopharynx laryngopharynx nasopharynx oropharynx pharyngeal pharyngealize pharyngectomy pharyngitic pharyngological pharyngology pharyngoscope pharyngotomy retropharynx stylopharyngeal synpharyngitic velopharynx