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

Synonyms: oral part of viscerocranial mucosa mouth mucous membrane mouth mucosa mucosa of mouth oral mucous membrane mucous membrane of mouth mouth organ mucosa tunica mucosa oris

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Term information



latin term
tunica mucosa oris [ FMA:TA FMA:59660 ]

curator notes

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)

external definition

the mucous membrane epithelium of the mouth. It can be divided into three categories: masticatory, lining, and specialized[Wikipedia:Oral_mucosa].

has related synonym

buccal mucosa
mucosal lining of mouth
oral mucosa
tunica mucosa oris