A mucous membrane that lines the mouth. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

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Term information



curator note
  • this is defined as any mucous membrane of the mouth - including palate, lips, uvula, etc. ncit split mouth/oral mucosa into lip and buccal. In future we may split into masticatory/keratinized (gingiva + hard palate) vs lining/non-keratinized (lips, cheeks, floor of mouth, soft palate). FMA distinguishes between mucosa of mouth and region of mouth (the latter including the buccal mucosa)
  • A mucous membrane that lines the mouth.
external definition
  • the mucous membrane epithelium of the mouth. It can be divided into three categories: masticatory, lining, and specialized[Wikipedia:Oral_mucosa].
has exact synonym
  • mucous membrane of mouth
  • mouth mucosa
  • oral part of viscerocranial mucosa
  • mouth mucous membrane
  • mucosa of mouth
  • oral mucous membrane
  • mouth organ mucosa
  • tunica mucosa oris
has related synonym
  • buccal mucosa
  • mucosal lining of mouth
  • tunica mucosa oris
  • oral mucosa
  • UBERON:0003729