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English noun: throat

1. throat (body) the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone


Broader (hypernym)tubular cavity

Part holonymadenoid, clapper, glossa, gustatory organ, laryngopharynx, lingua, Luschka's tonsil, nasopharynx, oropharynx, pharyngeal recess, pharyngeal tonsil, taste bud, tastebud, third tonsil, tongue, tonsilla adenoidea, tonsilla pharyngealis

Part meronymalimentary canal, alimentary tract, cervix, digestive tract, digestive tube, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract, neck, upper respiratory tract

2. throat (artifact) an opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep

Broader (hypernym)opening

Part meronymshoe

3. throat (artifact) a passage resembling a throat in shape or function

SamplesThe throat of the vase.
The throat of a chimney.

Broader (hypernym)passage

4. throat (animal) the part of an animal's body that corresponds to a person's throat

Broader (hypernym)external body part

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