What is mouth?

  • (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
    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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Some articles on mouth:

Equine Anatomy - Digestive System - The Mouth
... See also 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 ... 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
... Tahrimi" or highly undesirable by most Islamic jurists when the act is defined as mouth and tongue coming in contact with the genitals ... The most common argument states that the mouth and tongue are used for recitation of the Qur'an and for the remembrance of Allah (Dhikr) ... sex is considered immodest and reprehensible because mouth and tongue come into contact with impure secretion ...
Fat Substitute - Applications
... Pectin (Grinsted) Binder, body, bulk, flavor, moisture retention, mouth feel Protein-based Microparticulate protein (Simplesse) Modified whey protein concentrate (Dairy-Lo) Mouth feel, water-bindi ...
... 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 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "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 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"
  • (verb): Articulate silently; form words with the lips only.
    Example: "She mouthed a swear word"
  • (noun): The opening of a jar or bottle.
    Example: "The jar had a wide mouth"
  • (noun): A spokesperson (as a lawyer).
    Synonyms: mouthpiece
  • (noun): A person conceived as a consumer of food.
    Example: "He has four mouths to feed"
  • (verb): Touch with the mouth.
  • (noun): The point where a stream issues into a larger body of water.
    Example: "New York is at the mouth of the Hudson"

Famous quotes containing the word mouth:

    I want mother’s milk,
    that good sour soup.
    I want breasts singing like eggplants,
    and a mouth above making kisses.
    I want nipples like shy strawberries
    for I need to suck the sky.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    An unseasonable tale will always be in the mouth of the unwise.
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 20:19.