Definition of Oral fissure
1. Noun. The opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge. "He stuffed his mouth with candy"
Terms within: Dentition, Teeth, Clapper, Glossa, Lingua, Tongue, Buccal Cavity, Gingiva, Gum, Palate, Roof Of The Mouth, Salivary Gland
Group relationships: Mouth
Specialized synonyms: Cakehole, Gob, Hole, Maw, Trap, Yap
Generic synonyms: Rima
Derivative terms: Mouth, Mouth, Mouth
Medical Definition of Oral fissure
1. The mouth slit; the aperture of the mouth. Synonym: oral fissure. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Oral fissure
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"Anteriorly, it opens upon the face by means of the oral fissure; whilst posteriorly, it communicates, on each side, with the cavity of the mouth proper ..."
2. The International Journal of Orthodontia and Oral Surgery (1919)
"... lips and oral fissure. Variations in the length of the upper lip may readily be classified into the long, medium and short types (Fig. 1). ..."
3. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1847)
"When the Naid lies upon its side, a spot in which the oral fissure appears as a ... frequently moved nearly as far as the oral fissure, and then, ..."
4. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1908)
"The mucous lining of the mouth should be thoroughly cleansed, and the two subdivisions of the cavity examined from the front through the oral fissure. ..."
5. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"The mucous lining of the mouth should he thoroughly cleansed, and the two subdivisions of the cavity examined through the oral fissure. ..."
6. A Laboratory Text-book of Embryology by Charles Sedgwick Minot (1910)
"On the ventral side the mandible, Mdb, is cut separately and is separated by the oral fissure from the rest of the section. The maxillary processes, Max, ..."