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3 definitions found
 for fauces
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fauces \Fau"ces\, n. pl. [L.]
     1. (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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Bot.) The throat of a calyx, corolla, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Zool.) That portion of the interior of a spiral shell
        which can be seen by looking into the aperture.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  faux \faux\ (f[add]ks), n.; pl. fauces (f[add]"s[=e]z). [L.]
     See Fauces.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fauces
      n 1: the passage between the back of the mouth and the pharynx

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