oropharynx

Pronunciation: (OR-oh-FAYR-inx)

The part of the throat at the back of the mouth behind the oral cavity. It includes the back third of the tongue, the soft palate, the side and back walls of the throat, and the tonsils.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Parts of the oropharynx. The oropharynx includes the soft palate, side and back wall of the throat, tonsils, and the back third of the tongue.

Date last modified: 2016-05-17Oropharyngeal Cancer TreatmentTratamiento del cáncer de orofaringe