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Fauces  n. pl.  
(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.
(Bot.) The throat of a calyx, corolla, etc.
(Zool.) That portion of the interior of a spiral shell which can be seen by looking into the aperture.

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"Fauces" Quotes from Famous Books

... midst of interesting conversation, they frequently transcend the bounds assigned them by habit, and the consequence is, sickness, faintness, and trembling, with some vertigo and confusion of head. During this paroxysm of snuffing, particles of the powdered tobacco are carried back into the fauces, and thence into the stomach; which occasions not only sickness at the time, but is long after followed with dyspepsia and other symptoms of disordered ...
— A Dissertation on the Medical Properties and Injurious Effects of the Habitual Use of Tobacco • A. McAllister

... from the sore on the right posterior fauces, I found on its arrival, had been seriously injured, and therefore not available. I return ...
— Remarks • Bill Nye

... closed with an awning of oiled canvas, which admitted a certain amount of light to pass, but prevented the passage of rain and snow, and kept out much of the cold. There was a narrow passage between the atrium and the peristylium; this was called the fauces. Above the chambers round the atrium was a second story, approached by a staircase from the peristylium; here were the apartments of the ladies and ...
— Beric the Briton - A Story of the Roman Invasion • G. A. Henty

... good news—also used as interjection: joy! joy!!) Andas (stretcher, also frame for carrying an image) Calendas (calends) Calzoncillos (drawers) Carnestolendas (carnival) Celos (jealously—"Celo"—zeal) Hacer cosquillas (to tickle) Despabilladoras (snuffers) Enaguas (skirt) Fauces (gullet) Modales (manners) Mientes—also Mente (the mind) Parrillas (gridiron) Puches (sort of fritters) Tenazas (tongs, pincers) Tijeras (scissors) Tinieblas (utter darkness) Viveres (victuals) Zaragueelles ...
— Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.) • C. A. Toledano

Words linked to "Fauces" :   passageway

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