Definition of nasopharynx in English:



  • The upper part of the pharynx, connecting with the nasal cavity above the soft palate.

    ‘Mucous membrane involvement is common, primarily of the oral mucosa and conjunctiva, but may also include the nasopharynx, larynx, esophagus, genitalia, and rectal mucosa.’
    • ‘After pre-operative embolisation, the tumour was resected from the infratemporal and pterygopalatine fossae, sphenoid sinus, nasopharynx, nasal cavity and maxillary antrum.’
    • ‘The conducting portion of the respiratory system includes the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx, larynx, trachea, and bronchi.’
    • ‘Due to the movements of the soft palate, the nasopharynx is normally not opacified.’
    • ‘These bacteria originate and spread from the nasopharynx to the middle ear cavity by way of the eustachian tube.’



/ˌnāzōˈferiNGks/ /ˌneɪzoʊˈfɛrɪŋks/