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Marjorie Canfield Willis- Medical terminology Chapter 14 - Gastrointestinal System ANATOMICAL TERMS

oral cavity

cavity that receives food for digestion

salivary glands

three pairs of exocrine glands in the mouth that secrete saliva: parotid, submandibular (submaxillary), and sublingual (mouth)


lateral walls of the mouth (mouth)


fleshy structures surrounding the mouth


structure that forms the roof of the mouth; it is divided into the hard and soft palate


small projection hanging from the back middle edge of the soft palate


muscular structure of the floor of the mouth covered by mucous membrane and held down by a band-like membrane known as the frenulum


tissue covering the processes of the jaws


hard bony projections in the jaws that serve to masticate (chew) food


throat; passageway for food traveling to the esophogus and air traveling to the larynx

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