buccal cavity


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buccal cavity

[′bək·əl ¦kav·əd·ē]
(anatomy)
The space anterior to the teeth and gums in the mouths of all vertebrates having lips and cheeks. Also known as vestibule.
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Salivary glands with similar features, except for their ducts, with clear expansion in region in front of their aperture, situated within dorsal folds of buccal cavity (df), and salivary aperture more laterally positioned (Fig.
The body of the fish was divided into two parts (Anterior part; comprising, head, eyes, operculum, gills, buccal cavity and posterior part; comprising all the fins, skin, abdomen and rest of the body) to note the infected sites.
Accessory salivary glands that arise from the ventral lip of the mouth or the buccal cavity have been identified as a synapomorphy of neogastropods (Ponder, 1973; Kantor, 1996).
--oral vowels, produced with the velum pressed against the back wall of the pharynx so that air from the lungs passes only through the buccal cavity, as in /i/, /e/, /[epsilon]/, /a/, /a/, /y/, /O/, /ae/, /u/, /o/, /[??]/
The first type of MC appears like goblet cells containing large mucin granules in the apical part, which tend to be dissolved away as shown in buccal cavity, esophagus, and stomach: whereas the second type is usually loaded with small tightly packed mucin granules as shown in the crop and intestine.
Lesions of the buccal cavity can be accompanied by cicatricial involution.
Hypothesis 1: Vertebrate herbivores will express steroid hormone receptors in the buccal cavity and/or the vomeronasal organ.
melanogaster larva is situated between the buccal cavity and the esophagus.
The key distinction that separates inflation from water blowing and coughing is that inflation involves the forceful pumping of water from the buccal cavity into the stomach, whereas water blowing and coughing are used to forcefully pump water out of the buccal cavity in an anterior direction.
Reduction of mouth parts resulting in permanent closure of the buccal cavity and impaired feeding in vertebrates is termed oral atresia and ranges in severity from abnormally small mouth openings to complete absence of an opening (Menzel 1974).
They also found that meat packing plant workers were more likely to develop bone cancer, cancer of the buccal cavity and pharynx, and lung cancer than workers in other industries.