faucal


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faucal

[′fȯ·kəl]
(biology)
Of or pertaining to the fauces.
(invertebrate zoology)
The opening of a spiral shell.
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For example, in the swallowing induction procedures, swallowing was broken down into its component steps from food entering the mouth to the initiation of the swallowing reflex at the faucal arches.
The swallowing reflex is automatically initiated when the food bolus is propelled towards the faucal arches.
This factor is most commonly the presence of a faucal (or pharyngealized) consonant in the near environment (Cantineau 1960: 9698).