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Meaning of "nasopharynx" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NASOPHARYNX

nasopharynx  [ˌneɪzəʊˈfærɪŋks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NASOPHARYNX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nasopharynx is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NASOPHARYNX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Pharynx

The pharynx is an organ found in vertebrates and invertebrates, though the structure is not universally the same across the species. In humans the pharynx is part of the digestive system and also of the conducting zone of the respiratory system. The conducting zone also includes the nose, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles, and their function is to filter, warm, and moisten air and conduct it into the lungs. It makes up the part of the throat situated immediately posterior to the nasal cavity, posterior to the mouth and superior to the esophagus and larynx. The human pharynx is conventionally divided into three sections: the nasopharynx, the oropharynx and the laryngopharynx. It is also important in vocalization.

Definition of nasopharynx in the English dictionary

The definition of nasopharynx in the dictionary is the part of the pharynx situated above and behind the soft palate.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NASOPHARYNX


blinks
blɪŋks
drinks
drɪŋks
hijinks
ˈhaɪˌdʒɪŋks
hypopharynx
ˌhaɪpəʊˈfærɪŋks
jinks
dʒɪŋks
jinx
dʒɪŋks
jynx
dʒɪŋks
larynx
ˈlærɪŋks
Lincs
lɪŋks
links
lɪŋks
lynx
lɪŋks
meninx
ˈmiːnɪŋks
methinks
mɪˈθɪŋks
minx
mɪŋks
oropharynx
ˌɔːrəʊˈfærɪŋks
pharynx
ˈfærɪŋks
sphinx
sfɪŋks
Sphynx
sfɪŋks
syrinx
ˈsɪrɪŋks
tiddlywinks
ˈtɪdlɪˌwɪŋks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NASOPHARYNX

nasion
Nasiriyah
Naskapi
Nasmyth
nasofrontal
nasogastric
nasolacrymal
nasopharyngeal
nasopharynges
Nassau
nassella tussock
Nassella Tussock Board
Nasser
nastalik
Nastase
nastic movement
nastier
nasties
nastiest

WORDS THAT END LIKE NASOPHARYNX

androsphinx
bay lynx
Bronx
desert lynx
hieracosphinx
lanx
Manx
phalanx
phorminx
Polish lynx
quincunx
thanx
the Bronx
the Sphinx

Synonyms and antonyms of nasopharynx in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «nasopharynx» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NASOPHARYNX

Find out the translation of nasopharynx to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nasopharynx from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nasopharynx» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鼻咽
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nasofaringe
570 millions of speakers

English

nasopharynx
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

nasopharynx
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البلعوم الأنفي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

носоглотки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nasofaringe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

nasopharynx
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nasopharynx
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nasofaring
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nasenrachenraum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鼻咽頭
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인두
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nasopharynx
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mũi hầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

nasopharynx
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नासॉफिरिन्क्स
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nazofarenks
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rinofaringe
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nosogardła
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

носоглотки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nazofaringe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρινοφάρυγγα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nasofarinks
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nasofarynx
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nasopharynx
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nasopharynx

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NASOPHARYNX»

The term «nasopharynx» is quite widely used and occupies the 47.992 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NASOPHARYNX» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nasopharynx

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NASOPHARYNX»

Discover the use of nasopharynx in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nasopharynx and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Otolaryngology: Basic Science and Clinical Review
46-1 and 46-2): (1) the nasopharynx, posterior to the nasal cavity and superior to the soft palate; (2) the oropharynx, posterior to the oral cavity, between the palate and the hyoid bone; and (3) the laryngopharynx, posterior to the larynx, from ...
Thomas R. Van De Water, Hinrich Staecker, 2011
2
Head and Neck Surgical Pathology
The nasopharynx (rhinopharynx) is the uppermost of the three regions of the pharynx, the other two being the oropharynx and the hypopharynx or laryngopharynx. It is continuous anteriorly with the nasal cavities at the choanae and inferiorly ...
Ben Z. Pilch, 2001
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Sinus Relief Now: The Groundbreaking 5-Step Program for ...
OUT OF THE NOSE AND INTO THE THROAT: THE NASOPHARYNX The mucus, now carrying the trapped dirt and other unwanted particles, leaves the nose and is moved into the nasopharynx, the passageway located above the soft part of ...
Jordan S. Josephson, 2006
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Office-based Surgery in Otolaryngology
The nasopharynx represents one of the most inaccessible portions of the head and neck. This has encouraged development of many different surgical approaches to this anatomically remote region, including maxillary swing and transpalatal, ...
Andrew Blitzer, 1998
5
Nasopharyngeal Cancer: Multidisciplinary Management
arch of the atlas constitute the roof of the nasopharynx. The roof houses abundant lymphoid tissue (adenoids) and if it persists in adulthood, it may be confused with tumor during examination of the nasopharynx. The Eustachian tube opening ...
Jiade J. Lu, Jay S. Cooper, Anne W. M. Lee, 2010
6
Color Atlas of Human Anatomy: Internal organs. Volume 2
Posterior Nasal Apertures Each of the nasal cavities opens through a posterior nasal aperture, the choana, into the upper portion of the pharynx, the nasopharynx (or epipharynx). Bony margins (A). The bony superior margin of each choana is ...
Helga Fritsch, Wolfgang Kühnel, 2008
7
Head and Neck Cancer: An Evidence-Based Team Approach
Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx William I. Wei and Jonathan S. T. Sham Figure 8- 3 (A) CT scan (axial view) showing tumor (7). ♢ Anatomy of the Nasopharynx The nasopharynx is the region located behind the nasal cavities and above the soft ...
Eric M. Genden, Mark A. Varvares, 2011
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Cancer of the Head and Neck
The etiology of nasopharynx cancer is thought to be multifactorial with genetic, viral, dietary, and environmental influences. A genetic predisposition has not been explicitly demonstrated but data from China show common human leukocyte ...
Jatin P. Shah, Snehal G. Patel, 2001
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Boston Medical and Surgical Journal
The point I would particularly emphasize is the necessity for a thorough examination of the nasopharynx before undertaking the treatment of any aural condition. It seems to me that this examination is much too frequently either altogether ...
‎1909
10
Ear, Nose and Throat Histopathology
The nasopharynx (nasal part of the pharynx, epipharynx, post-nasal space) lies behind the nose, with which its lining and cavities are continuous. It has an arbitrary lower level at the posterior edge of the soft palate. The bony superior and ...
Leslie Michaels, Henrik B. Hellquist, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NASOPHARYNX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nasopharynx is used in the context of the following news items.
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Infectious Throat Bacteria Can Evolve Into A New Shape: Study
However, by studying the evolution of bacteria that live in the upper part of the throat, known as the nasopharynx, Veyrier and his team found ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
2
From sticks to balls: The shape of bacteria is evolving to better adapt …
Analysis of the evolution of the pathogenic bacteria that live in the nasopharynx suggests that the shape of these bacteria has changed over ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
3
Diphtheria & tetanus vaccinations needed to prevent outbreak in …
... and is most often associated with sore throat, fever, and the development of an adherent membrane on the tonsils or throat, or nasopharynx. «Pattaya Mail, Jul 15»
4
Diabetes May Raise Risk for Head and Neck Cancer
... mouth (57.1%) in the diabetes group. The next-most-common cancer site was the nasopharynx, the upper part of the throat behind the nose. «Concho valley homepage, Jul 15»
5
Dynamics of serotype 14 Streptococcus pneumoniae population …
... infections” like pneumonia were excluded because we can not ensure the isolates were from lower respiratory tract or from the nasopharynx. «BMC Blogs Network, Jul 15»
6
Lung Immune Response to a Bacterium Linked To Bronchiectasis …
Also, an important question is why NTHi seems to be a commensal in the nasopharynx but turns into a potential strong inducer of inflammation ... «Bronchiectasis News Today, Jul 15»
7
What are the symptoms of head and neck cancers and is there a …
... nasopharynx, and the larynx (voice box). Squamous cell carcinoma (SCCA) is the most common type of cancer found in the head and neck, ... «WTOP, Jul 15»
8
Dumaguing: Beware of the flu
Thus, the nasopharynx is the portal of entry of the virus where within 24-48 hours, the patient starts to have the first symptom which is usually a ... «Sun.Star, Jul 15»
9
Navidea Reports Clinical Data Demonstrating Manocept™ Agent …
... detected multiple cutaneous lesions in the extremities, face and genitalia, as well as extra-cutaneous localization found in the nasopharynx, ... «Digital Journal, Jul 15»
10
Meningococcal Vaccines Market Expected to Reach USD 4.4 Billion …
The causative agent N. meningitidis is commonly found in the nasopharynx of humans and gets transmitted through droplet inhalation by ... «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Nasopharynx [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nasopharynx>. Aug 2019 ».
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