fauces
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fauces(
fa
-
siz
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(anatomy)
a. las fauces
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The culture of the patient's fauces showed a bacterial infection.El cultivo de las fauces del paciente mostró una infección bacterial.
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fauces
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fauces(
fow
-
sehs
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(animal's mouth)
a. jaws
El hipopótamo emergió del río y mostró sus impresionantes fauces.The hippo emerged from the river and showed its impressive jaws.
b. maw
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
La domadora introdujo la cabeza en las fauces del león.The tamer put her head into the lion's maw.
c. fauces
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
La veterinaria examinó las fauces del tigre.The vet examined the tiger's fauces.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(entrance)
a. jaws
Orfeo rescató a Eurídice de las fauces de la muerte.Orpheus rescued Eurydice from the jaws of death.
b. maw
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Los niños estaban asustados y no se atrevían a adentrarse en las fauces de la oscura cueva.The children were frightened and they wouldn't dare to tread into the maw of the dark cave.
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fauces
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. jaws
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fauces
1 (Anatomía) fauces; gullet
singular
; (s)
(boca) jaws;
2 (Latinoamérica) (colmillos) tusks; teeth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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