Tongue

What is Tongue?

Tongue meaning The tongue is a mobile mass of striated muscle covered by mucous membrane. It attaches to the floor of the mouth and practically fills the oral cavity. Functions of the tongue are mastication, deglutition (swallowing) and articulation (in reference to speech). It also has the faculty for producing the sense of taste.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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