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M. Canfield Willis - Medical Terminology CH.14 Anatomical Terms, Set 3

Marjorie Canfield Willis- Medical terminology Chapter 14 - Gastrointestinal System ANATOMICAL TERMS
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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)
cheeks
lateral walls of the mouth (mouth)
lips
fleshy structures surrounding the mouth
palate
structure that forms the roof of the mouth; it is divided into the hard and soft palate
uvula
small projection hanging from the back middle edge of the soft palate
tongue
muscular structure of the floor of the mouth covered by mucous membrane and held down by a band-like membrane known as the frenulum
gums
tissue covering the processes of the jaws
teeth
hard bony projections in the jaws that serve to masticate (chew) food
pharynx
throat; passageway for food traveling to the esophogus and air traveling to the larynx