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 for isthmus of the fauces
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Isthmus \Isth"mus\ (?; 277), n.; pl. Isthmuses. [L. isthmus,
     Gr. 'isqmo`s a neck, a neck of land between two seas, an
     isthmus, especially the Isthmus of Corinth; prob. from the
     root of 'ie`nai to go; cf. Icel. ei[eth] isthmus. See
     Issue.] (Geog.)
     A neck or narrow slip of land by which two continents are
     connected, or by which a peninsula is united to the mainland;
     as, the Isthmus of Panama; the Isthmus of Suez, etc.
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     Isthmus of the fauces. (Anat.) See Fauces.
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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.
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     2. (Bot.) The throat of a calyx, corolla, etc.
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     3. (Zool.) That portion of the interior of a spiral shell
        which can be seen by looking into the aperture.
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