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Flashcards in Nose and Mouth Terminology Deck (16):
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papillae

small bumps on the tongue

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dorsum

long straight (ridge) portion of the nose

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naris/nares

nostril/nostrils

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nasal ala

2 rounded prominences crowning nostrils

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vestibule

space on the interior of the nasal ala

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septum

wall of cartilaginous tissue separating the 2 nostrils

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4 sinus cavities

frontal sinuses, sphenoid sinuses, maxillary sinuses, and ethmoid sinuses

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vermillion border

area of demarcation around the lips

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philtrum

vertical space between upper lip and nose

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frenulum

membrane that attaches upper and lower lips to gums and that attaches tongue to floor of mouth

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buccal region

cheeks

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hard palate

roof of mouth

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soft palate

arises where the naropharyngeal space begins, near the back of the throat

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uvula

fleshy lump of tissue hanging from the roof of mouth

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epiglottis

fold of cartilaginous tissue; opens during breathing and closes during swallowing

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larynx

voice box