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throat

1. 
a. that part of the alimentary and respiratory tracts extending from the back of the mouth (nasopharynx) to just below the larynx
b. the front part of the neck
2. Botany the gaping part of a tubular corolla or perianth

Throat

The region that includes the pharynx, the larynx, and related structures. Both the nasal passages and the oral cavity open into the pharynx, which also contains the openings of the Eustachian tubes from the ears. The lower portion of the pharynx leads into the esophagus and the trachea or windpipe. The rather funnel-shaped pharynx is suspended from the base of the skull and the jaws; it is surrounded by three constrictor muscles that function primarily in swallowing. See Ear, Pharynx

The larynx, or voice box, is marked externally by the shield-shaped thyroid cartilage which forms the Adam's apple. The larynx contains the vocal cords that act as sphincters for air regulation and permit phonation. The lower end of the larynx is continuous with the trachea, a tube composed of cartilaginous rings and supporting tissues. See Larynx

The term throat is also used in a general sense to denote the front (ventral side) of the neck.

Throat

A groove which is cut along the underside of a member, such as a stringcourse or coping on a wall, to prevent water from running back toward the wall.

What does it mean when you dream about your throat?

Dreaming about a constriction of the throat or hoarseness may mean the dreamer cannot easily or fully express ideas or feelings.

throat

[thrōt]
(anatomy)
The region of the vertebrate body that includes the pharynx, the larynx, and related structures.
(botany)
The upper, spreading part of the tube of a gamopetalous calyx or corolla.
(design engineering)
The narrowest portion of a constricted duct, as in a diffuser or a venturi tube; specifically, a nozzle throat.
(engineering)
The smaller end of a horn or tapered waveguide.
The area in a fireplace that forms the passageway from the firebox to the smoke chamber.

cavetto, gorge, hollow, throat, trochilus

examples of a cavetto
A hollow member or round concave molding containing at least the quadrant of a circle, used in cornices and between the tori of bases, etc. Erroneously called scotia, which has a noncircular curvature.

throat

1. A groove that is cut along the underside of a projecting member (for example, under a belt course) to prevent rainwater from running back across it toward the wall; also called a drip molding.
2. Same as chimney throat.

throat

The narrowest portion of a constricted duct, as in a diffuser, a venturi tube, etc. Specifically, a nozzle throat. See nozzle throat.
References in classic literature ?
The pious clergyman surely would not have uttered words like these had he in the least suspected that the Colonel had been thrust into the other world with the clutch of violence upon his throat.
Bar Comas eyed the defiant and insubordinate chieftain for an instant, his expression one of haughty, fearless contempt and hate, and then without drawing a weapon and without uttering a word he hurled himself at the throat of his defamer.
On the twelfth day my throat was so painful that, taking the chance of alarming the Martians, I attacked the creaking rain-water pump that stood by the sink, and got a couple of glassfuls of blackened and tainted rain water.
She was Miss Mary Moultrie, and she coughed and cleared her throat just like Baxter.
and caused live coals to be brought, and these the dog was compelled to devour before the sight of all, until flames burst forth from its throat.
Philip had got out of the habit of eating at those hours, and Mildred's throat was so sore that she could not swallow.
Do not tell me that a human throat voiced that hideous and fearsome shriek.
My throat and eyes are getting full of dust and I'm as thirsty as a fish
Strong fingers were at his throat, fingers of steel.
A low growl of warning rumbled from his throat and Sheeta halted with one paw upon Tarzan's back and turned suddenly to eye the intruder.
With a shrill scream Sheeta was after him--a scream which awoke an almost equally uncanny cry in the throat of the terror-stricken Chinaman.
So it was that the awful giant found his single hand helpless to cope with the strength of his foeman, and in a brief instant felt powerful fingers clutching at his throat.