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: Anatomy of the pharynx (throat). The three parts of the pharynx are the nasopharynx, oropharynx, and hypopharynx.

Date last modified: 2014-10-28Oropharyngeal Cancer TreatmentCáncer de orofaringe: Tratamiento