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- pharynx (plural: pharynges) is the part of the throat situated immediately inferior to (below) the mouth and nasal cavity, and superior to the esophagus and larynx.
- The larynx (/ˈlærɪŋks/) (plural larynges), commonly called the voice box, is an organ in the neck ofamphibians, reptiles, and mammals (including humans) involved in breathing, sound production, and protecting the trachea against food aspiration. The primary functions of the larynx are to protect the trachea, or windpipe, when swallowing and to produce sound. It houses the vocal folds. Larynx:
An opening through which air passes on its way to the trachea
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