oral cavity

Pronunciation: (OR-ul KA-vih-tee)

Refers to the mouth. It includes the lips, the lining inside the cheeks and lips, the front two thirds of the tongue, the upper and lower gums, the floor of the mouth under the tongue, the bony roof of the mouth, and the small area behind the wisdom teeth.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Anatomy of the oral cavity. The oral cavity includes the lips, hard palate (the bony front portion of the roof of the mouth), soft palate (the muscular back portion of the roof of the mouth), retromolar trigone (the area behind the wisdom teeth), front two-thirds of the tongue, gingiva (gums), buccal mucosa (the inner lining of the lips and cheeks), and floor of the mouth under the tongue.Anatomía de la cavidad oral. La cavidad oral incluye los labios, el paladar duro (la porción delantera ósea del techo de la boca) el paladar blando (la porción muscular posterior del techo de la boca), el trígono retromolar (el área entre las muelas del juicio), los dos tercios delanteros de la lengua, las encías, la mucosa bucal (el revestimiento interno de los labios y las mejillas) y el piso de la boca debajo de la lengua.2004-09-03 Date last modified: 2012-05-16Head and Neck Cancer