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fauces

[′fȯ‚sēz]
(anatomy)
The passage in the throat between the soft palate and the base of the tongue.
(botany)
The throat of a calyx, corolla, or similar part.
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fauces

In the Roman house, passageways from the street to the atrium, or from the atrium to the peristyle.
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Group IVA: Advanced cases: Severe trismus, interincisal distance of less than 15 mm, thickened faucial pillars, shrunken uvula, restricted tongue movement, presence of circular band around entire lip and mouth.
Voluntary and ends when the bolus passes through the faucial arches.
Exclusion criteria: Differential diagnoses were done for acute streptococcal membraneous tonsillitis, infectious mononucleosis, non-bacterial membraneous tonsillitis, primary herpetic tonsillitis, thrush and post tonsillectomy faucial membranes in case of tonsillar and pharyngeal diphtheria.
(12) In Mallampati class I, the soft palate, faucial pillars, and uvula are easily seen; in class II, the same structures are seen, but the uvula is masked by the base of the tongue; in class III, only the soft palate can be visualized; and in class IV, only the hard palate that is in contact with the tongue can be seen.
Pre-anaesthetic examination showed morbid obesity (body mass index of 40), a relatively narrow mouth with a large tongue, complete dentition and prominent faucial pillars and soft palate, contributing to a Mallampati score of 3.
examined the different sensory modalities that have been used to stimulate the anterior faucial pillars at the posterior oral cavity, when applied alone and in all combinations, and to record SM-EMG activity [26].
On examination with a Jackson laryngoscope, there were no mucosal abnormalities, but a generalized fullness of the left piriform sinus and vallecula was observed, as well as some fullness of the lingual tonsils and faucial pillars.
Treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the anterior faucial pillar-retromolar trigone.