buccal cavity
the mouth cavity

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • buccal cavity — Cavity on ventral surface of body in which mouth parts are situated; bounded anteriorly by epistome, laterally by free edges of carapace. Within this frame lie the mouth parts, which in most Brachyura are covered by operculiform third maxillipeds …   Crustacea glossary

  • buccal cavity — the cavity of the mouth, which contains the tongue and teeth and leads to the pharynx. Here food is tasted, chewed, and mixed with saliva, which begins the process of digestion. * * * 1. that portion of the oral cavity bounded on one side by the… …   Medical dictionary

  • buccal cavity — noun the cavity between the jaws and the cheeks • Hypernyms: ↑cavity, ↑bodily cavity, ↑cavum • Part Holonyms: ↑mouth, ↑oral cavity, ↑oral fissure, ↑rima oris …   Useful english dictionary

  • buccal cavity — noun a) The oral cavity, bound by the cheeks of the face, the palate, and the flesh of the mandible, opening onto the mouth and the fauces, and containing the teeth, tongue, gums, and other structures …   Wiktionary

  • buccal cavity — 1. The mouth or oral cavity. 2. (NEMATA) The stoma …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • buccal cavity — the cavity of the mouth, which contains the tongue and teeth and leads to the pharynx. Here food is tasted, chewed, and mixed with saliva, which begins the process of digestion …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Полость Рта (Buccal Cavity) — начальный отдел пищеварительной системы, в котором расположены язык и зубы; переходит в глотку. Здесь определяется вкус пищи, она пережевывается, смачивается слюной и начинается процесс ее перерваривания. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • cavity — 1. A hollow space; hole. See cave, c., cavitas, cavernous space. 2. Lay term for the loss of tooth structure due to dental caries. SYN: cavum [TA], cavitas. [L. cavus …   Medical dictionary

  • buccal — Pertaining to, adjacent to, or in the direction of the cheek. * * * buc·cal bək əl adj 1) of, relating to, near, involving, or supplying a cheek <the buccal surface of a tooth> <the buccal branch of the facial nerve> 2) of, relating… …   Medical dictionary

  • cavity — cavitied, adj. /kav i tee/, n., pl. cavities. 1. any hollow place; hollow. 2. Anat. a hollow space within the body, an organ, a bone, etc. 3. a hollow space or a pit in a tooth, most commonly produced by caries. A cavity may be artificially made… …   Universalium

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