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or·al plate

a circumscribed area of fusion of foregut endoderm and stomodeal ectoderm in the embryo that ruptures early in development to establish the oral opening.
See also: buccopharyngeal membrane.

oropharyngeal membrane

A transient ectodermal membrane formed in embryos where the anterior aspect of the primitive gut contacts the abdominal wall, separating the depression of the stomadeum from the primitive pharynx. The membrane completely disappears by the 4th week, leading to communication between the stomadeum and pharynx.

or·al plate

(ōrăl plāt)
Circumscribed area of fusion of foregut endoderm and stomodeal ectoderm in the embryo that ruptures early in development to establish oral opening.
See also: buccopharyngeal membrane

oral

1. pertaining to the mouth; taken through or applied in the mouth, as an oral medication.
2. denoting that aspect of the teeth which faces the oral cavity or tongue.

oral cavity
see mouth.
oral contraceptive
contraceptive agent taken by mouth.
oral dysphagia
see oropharyngeal dysphagia.
oral necrobacillosis
an infectious stomatitis of calves caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum. There are deep necrotic ulcers in the mouth, e.g. lateral to the molar teeth, foul breath, drooling saliva, fever and toxemia. See also calf diphtheria. Called also necrotic stomatitis.
oral neoplasm
is usually squamous cell carcinoma of the gum epithelium. It impedes mastication.
oral plasmacytoma
an unusual benign oral neoplasm of older dogs; appears as a red, lobulated, raised mass on the gingiva.
oral plate
separates the stomodeum from the pharyngeal cavity; subsequently breaks down to become the palatoglossal arch; called also oropharyngeal membrane.
oral restraint
the use of a mouth speculum, gag or wedge to permit examination and the carrying out of procedures in the mouth without danger of being bitten.