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

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Term information

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

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)

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

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

has related synonym

buccal mucosa
mucosal lining of mouth
oral mucosa
tunica mucosa oris