: sense that perceives flavors
using the taste-buds of the tongue in human being.
: part of the pharynx in the area of the mouth.
Vertical branch of the mandible
: division of the lower jaw aligned
vertically with the body.
: type of tonsil (2) situated on one side or other
of the isthmus of fauces.
: type of tonsil situated at the base of the tongue.
: organ of taste.
Inferior dental arch
: set of teeth of the lower jaw.
: external part of the mouth covering the teeth.
: papillae that are not made up of taste-buds.
: 6 to 12 papillae near the base of the
: mushroom-shaped papillae, about 200 in number,
situated chiefly at the sides and centre on the tongue.
: a fold of cartilage that closes the glottis during
: upper organs of speech.
EN : Tongue
FR : Langue
ES : Lengüeta
The tongue is the large bundle of skeletal
muscles on the floor of the mouth that manipulates food for chewing and
swallowing. It is the primary organ of taste. Much of the surface of the
tongue is covered in taste buds. The tongue with its wide variety of possible
movements assists in forming the sounds of speech. It is sensitive and
kept moist by saliva, richly supplied with nerves and blood vessels to
help it move.