What is mouth?

  • (noun): A spokesperson (as a lawyer).
    Synonyms: mouthpiece
    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
... 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 ... of the horse, 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 ...
... Protostomia (from Greek meaning "mouth first") are a clade of animals ... eventually tunnels through to make another opening, which forms the mouth ... 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 ...
Islamic Views On Oral Sex
... 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) ... is considered immodest and reprehensible because mouth and tongue come into contact with impure secretion ...
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 ...

More definitions of "mouth":

  • (verb): Articulate silently; form words with the lips only.
    Example: "She mouthed a swear word"
  • (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): A person conceived as a consumer of food.
    Example: "He has four mouths to feed"
  • (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): 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"
  • (verb): Touch with the mouth.
  • (noun): The opening of a jar or bottle.
    Example: "The jar had a wide 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:

    A mouse does not run into the mouth of a sleeping cat.
    —Estonian. Trans. by Ilse Lehiste (1993)

    Pull down the blinds, bring fiddle and clarionet
    That there be no foot silent in the room
    Nor mouth from kissing, nor from wine unwet;
    Our Father Rosicross is in his tomb.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Nor at so fair a pace
    open the flower-petals
    as your face bends down,
    while, breath on breath,
    your mouth wanders
    from my mouth o’er my face.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)