What is mouth?

  • (verb): Articulate silently; form words with the lips only.
    Example: "She mouthed a swear word"
    See also — Additional definitions below


In animal anatomy, the mouth is the first portion of the alimentary canal that receives food.

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... Protostomia (from Greek meaning "mouth first") are a clade of animals ... the anus while the gut eventually tunnels through to make another opening, which forms the mouth ... it used to be thought that in their embryos the dent formed the mouth while the anus was formed later, at the opening made by the other end of the gut ...
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... Grinsted) Binder, body, bulk, flavor, moisture retention, mouth feel Protein-based Microparticulate protein (Simplesse) Modified whey protein concentrate (Dairy-Lo) Mouth feel ...
Equine Anatomy - Digestive System - The Mouth
... Equine dentistry Digestion begins in the mouth, which is also called the "oral cavity." It is made up of the teeth, the hard palate, the soft palate, the tongue and related muscles, the ... called incisors, clip forage, and food is then pushed back in the mouth by the tongue, and ground up for swallowing by the premolars and molars ...
Kaposi's Sarcoma - Signs and Symptoms - Mouth
... In the mouth, the hard palate is most frequently affected, followed by the gums ... Lesions in the mouth may be easily damaged by chewing and bleed or suffer secondary infection, and even interfere with eating or speaking ...
Islamic Views On Oral Sex
... undesirable by most Islamic jurists when the act is defined as mouth and tongue coming in contact with the genitals ... Therefore oral sex is considered immodest and reprehensible because mouth and tongue come into contact with impure secretion ...

More definitions of "mouth":

  • (noun): The opening of a jar or bottle.
    Example: "The jar had a wide mouth"
  • (noun): The externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening.
    Example: "She wiped lipstick from her mouth"
  • (noun): An opening that resembles a mouth (as of a cave or a gorge).
    Example: "He rode into the mouth of the canyon"; "they built a fire at the mouth of the cave"
  • (noun): The opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge.
    Example: "He stuffed his mouth with candy"
    Synonyms: oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris
  • (noun): A person conceived as a consumer of food.
    Example: "He has four mouths to feed"
  • (noun): The point where a stream issues into a larger body of water.
    Example: "New York is at the mouth of the Hudson"
  • (verb): Touch with the mouth.
  • (noun): A spokesperson (as a lawyer).
    Synonyms: mouthpiece

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    My mouth blooms like a cut.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    The ermine muffled mouth and chin;
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    Elinor Wylie (1885–1928)

    With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
    And mouth with myriad subtleties.
    Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)