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isthmus of the fauces
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. 2. (Bot.) The throat of a calyx, corolla, etc. 3. (Zo["o]l.) That portion of the interior of a spiral shell which can be seen by looking into the aperture.

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- An isthmus ( /ˈɪsθməs/ or /ˈɪsməs/; plural: isthmuses or isthmi; from Ancient Gr****: ἰσθμός, romanized: isthmós, lit. 'neck') is a narrow piece of land...
- The Isthmus of Panama (Spanish: Istmo de Panamá), also historically known as the Isthmus of Darien (Istmo de Darién), is the narrow strip of land that...
- The Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Spanish pronunciation: [tewanteˈpek]) is an isthmus in Mexico. It represents the shortest distance between the Gulf of Mexico...
- The Isthmus of Suez is the 75-mile-wide (125-km) strip of land that lies between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, and is the boundary between the...
- Coordinates: 60°30′N 29°54′E / 60.5°N 29.9°E / 60.5; 29.9 The Karelian Isthmus (Russian: Карельский перешеек, romanized: Karelsky peresheyek; Finnish:...
- An isthmus is a strip of land connecting two larger bodies of land. Isthmus may also refer to: Isthmus (Cos), an ancient town on the Gr**** island of Cos...
- Karelian Isthmus is the title of the first full-length studio LP album of Finnish metal band Amorphis, released in 1992. Although The Karelian Isthmus took...
- The Isthmus of Corinth is the narrow land bridge which connects the Peloponnese peninsula with the rest of the mainland of Greece, near the city of Corinth...
- list of isthmuses is an appendix to the article isthmus. The list is sorted by the region of the world in which the isthmus is located. An isthmus ( /ˈɪsθməs/...
- The Madison Isthmus is an isthmus in Madison, Wisconsin, between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. It is located between Madison's northeast side to the east...
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