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.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Anatomy of the pharynx (throat). The three parts of the pharynx are the nasopharynx, oropharynx, and hypopharynx.Anatomía de la faringe (garganta). Las tres partes de la faringe son la nasofaringe, la orofaringe y la hipofaringe. Date last modified: 2014-10-28Oropharyngeal Cancer TreatmentCáncer de orofaringe: Tratamiento