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palate
roof of the mouth
sinus
air pocket or cavity in a bone
parotid
largest salivary gland
ganglion
mass or grouping of nerves
process
outgrowth of bone, projection
ramus
ascending part of the mandible
symphysis
center of chin, forms the chin protuberance
serum
watery, glandular secretion
rugae
irregular folds or bumps on surface of palate
glossa
tongue
suture
union or joint area of two bones
antibody
protein material that aids in destruction of an antigen
philtrum
median groove on the external surface of upper lip
incisive papilla
tissue growth in anterior region behind maxillary centrals
zygomatic bone
facial bone, cheek area
sublingual
smallest salivary gland located on floor of the mouth
coronal
skull suture located at the junction of the frontal and parietal bone
phagocytes
white blood cells that ingest and destroy antigens
buccinator
principle cheek muscle that helps to compress the cheek and aids in chewing
vestibule
open gum area between the teeth and the cheek
sigmoid notch
S-shaped curvature between the condyle and coronoid processes of the mandible
foramen
opening or passage through a bone that is used for nerve or vessel passage
branches of trigeminal nerve
ophthalmic, maxillary, and mandibular
paranasal sinuses
4 pairs of cranial sinuses (ethmoid, sphenoid, frontal, and maxillary)
commissure
corner of the mouth where the lips meet
mentalis muscle
facial muscle that moves chin tiddue and raises or lowers the lower lip
deglutition
action of swallowing
nasociliary branch of trigeminal nerve
sensation to nose, eye, and eyebrow
nasopalatine branch of trigeminal nerve
regulates the sensations to the nose and palate
3 ossicles of middle ear
malleus, incus, and stapes
frontal sinus
located in the forehead above the eyes
lacrimal branch of trigeminal nerve
provides sensation for the tear gland
parotid gland
largest salivary gland
orbicularis orbis
circular muscle that surrounds the mouth
fungiform
a small, sark red papilla on the middle and anterior dorsal sides of the tongue