Tongue (lower surface)
mobile organ situated in the mouth of humans, used to taste, swallow
Superior dental arch
: set of teeth of the upper jaw.
: fringe beneath the tongue.
: vein of the tongue.
: a projection under the teeth.
Openings of the ducts of the submandibular and sublingual salivary
: papillae situated beneath the tongue.
: lower external part of the mouth, covering the tongue.
Frenulum of the tongue
: membrane that prevents a person from
swallowing his or her tongue.
: upper external part of the mouth, coverint the teeth.
EN : Tongue
FR : Langue
ES : Lengua
Since the tongue contains no bony supports
for the muscles, the tongue is an example of a muscular hydrostat, similar
in concept to an octopus arm. Instead of bony attachments, the extrinsic
muscles of the tongue anchor the tongue firmly to surrounding bones and
prevent the mythical possibility of 'swallowing' the tongue.