• WordNet 3.6
    • n fauces the passage between the back of the mouth and the pharynx
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fauces (Zoöl) That portion of the interior of a spiral shell which can be seen by looking into the aperture.
    • Fauces (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.
    • Fauces (Bot) The throat of a calyx, corolla, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fauces The throat or gullet.
    • fauces In anatomy, specifically, the back part of the mouth, leading into the pharynx; the passage from the buccal cavity proper to the cavity of the pharynx, overhung by the soft palate, and bounded on each side by the pillars of the soft palate. [The word has no singular, and is used chiefly in the two phrases given below.]
    • fauces In conchology, that part of the cavity of the first chamber of a shell which may be seen by looking in at the aperture.
    • fauces In botany, the opening or throat of the tube of a gamopetalous corolla.
    • fauces In ancient Roman building, a passage in a house, especially that leading from the first vestibule to the atrium or first court. It is disputed whether the term is ever used for inner passages.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Fauces faw′sēz the upper part of the throat, from the root of the tongue to the entrance of the gullet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Schrader speaks of a person from whose mouth and fauces after a debauch issued fire.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Corolla urceolata; tubo intus imberbi; fauce annulo integerrimo incrassata.
"Expedition into Central Australia" by Charles Sturt
The passages from the Atrium to the interior of the house were called FAUCES.
"History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD" by Robert F. Pennell
There was a narrow passage between the atrium and the peristylium; this was called the fauces.
"Beric the Briton" by G. A. Henty
If we open the mouth before a mirror we see through the fauces the rear wall of the pharynx.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Antherae tres, fauce sessiles.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
I am now going to pass beyond into the fauces.
"The Wonders of Pompeii" by Marc Monnier
The palate and fauces may be destroyed by ulceration.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Soft palate, fauces, and tonsils 142-143 48.
"Voice Production in Singing and Speaking" by Wesley Mills
Instrumental measures in reference to the fauces, tonsils, oesophagus, and lungs.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Extremely emaciated; his tongue and fauces covered with apthous crusts, and his appetite gone.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
Dry fauces; morning thirst, but generally applied to those who were drinking hard over-night.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The tonsils are enlarged, and project so that they obstruct the isthmus of the fauces, sometimes even meeting in the middle line.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
In two cases it commenced in the fauces; and was marked by the same unsuspected progress.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
I believe I have more colds, principally seated on the mucous membranes of the lungs, fauces, and cavities of the head.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
A channel from the fauces to the middle ear, named from Eustachius, who first described it.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The tonsils are lodged in the fauces at the sides of the root of the tongue.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The mucous membranes become dry and insensitive, especially those of the fauces.
"A Statistical Inquiry Into the Nature and Treatment of Epilepsy" by Alexander Hughes Bennett
The next symptom produced was an accumulation of sticky mucus in mouth and fauces.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
In some of the cases I find it stated that the fauces presented the normal appearance.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various