The proximal portion of the digestive tract, containing the oral cavity and bounded by the oral opening. In vertebrates, this extends to the pharynx and includes gums, lips, tongue and parts of the palate. Typically also includes the teeth, except where these occur elsewhere (e.g. pharyngeal jaws) or protrude from the mouth (tusks). [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouth https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/wiki/The-digestive-tract ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core, major_organ

definition
  • The proximal portion of the digestive tract, containing the oral cavity and bounded by the oral opening. In vertebrates, this extends to the pharynx and includes gums, lips, tongue and parts of the palate. Typically also includes the teeth, except where these occur elsewhere (e.g. pharyngeal jaws) or protrude from the mouth (tusks).
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/06/Mouth_illustration-Otis_Archives.jpg
development notes
  • some AOs place this as developing from the stomodeum but we weaken this to developmental contribution, as the mouth includes non-ectodermal derivatives
external definition
  • Cavity in which food is initially ingested and generally contains teeth, tongue and glands.[AAO]
external ontology notes
  • in FMA, the tongue, palate etc are part of the mouth which is itself a subdivision of the face. ZFA includes a separate class 'oral region' which is part of the mouth, but excludes tongue and lips
has exact synonym
  • regio oralis
has narrow synonym
  • adult mouth
has related synonym
  • trophic apparatus
  • stoma
  • cavum oris
  • stomatodaeum
  • vestibule of mouth
  • mouth cavity
  • cavitas oris
  • cavital oralis
  • oral region
  • vestibulum oris
  • rima oris
  • oral vestibule
homology notes
  • Molecular and developmental cell lineage data suggest that the acoel mouth opening is homologous to the mouth of protostomes and deuterostomes and that the last common ancestor of the Bilateria (the 'urbilaterian') had only this single digestive opening.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0000165
see also
  • https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/661