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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
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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.

McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Bioscience. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

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.

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

throat

The narrowest portion of a constricted duct, as in a diffuser, a venturi tube, etc. Specifically, a nozzle throat. See nozzle throat.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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The Henry Cecil-trained Musidora winner is nearing a return to the track, having been sidelined for treatment to a throat abscess since disappointing at Epsom.
The brilliant four-year-old, off the track since being diagnosed with a throat abscess after finishing last of seven in the Dubai World Cup, is back in light exercise at Saratoga.
Discreet Cat has not raced since a throat abscess was diagnosed following the Dubai World Cup, in which the Grade 1 Cigar Mile winner lost his unbeaten record with a lastplace finish.
Cecil also revealed that Passage Of Time, eighth in the Oaks having been sent off favourite, is to have her throat abscess looked at this week.
Has had well-documented problems with a throat abscess but looked in pristine condition when completing her final workout on the Al Bahathri Polytrack this week and can provide Richard Hughes with a first domestic Classic.
Stay ahead of the rest and download our free WhatsNews app for Apple, Android or Blackberry If left untreated, doctors said that scarlet fever can cause serious complications, including: rheumatic fever, ear and skin infections, throat abscesses, pneumonia and arthritis.
Immediate care in the ED of a local hospital, where he was first admitted, included magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain; aspiration of neck and throat abscesses with cultures sent; Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Ativan (lorazepam), Zofran (ondansetron), and Tylenol (acetaminophen) with no relief of pain or discomfort; and additionally, Dilaudid (hydromorphone) for severe neck pain.
Complications that can arise in the short-term include ear infections, throat abscesses, sinusitis, pneumonia and meningitis.