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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


hypopharynx  listen  (HY-poh-FAYR-inx)

  The bottom part of the throat. Cancer of the hypopharynx is also known as hypopharyngeal cancer.

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Anatomy of the pharynx; drawing shows the nasopharynx, oropharynx, and hypopharynx. Also shown are the nasal cavity, oral cavity, esophagus, trachea, and larynx.