masticatory mucosa


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masticatory mucosa

Those areas of the mucosa of the mouth that have become keratinized due to the friction and abrasion of the masticatory process, esp. the gingivae and hard palate.
See also: mucosa

mas·ti·ca·to·ry mu·co·sa

(masti-kă-tōr-ē myū-kōsă)
Oral mucosa covered by stratified squamous epithelium that can withstand forces of mastication.
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A new method to assess and measure palatal masticatory mucosa by cone-beam computerized tomography.
The thickness of masticatory mucosa in the human hard palate and tuberosity as potential donor sites for ridge augmentation procedures.
The gingiva is the part of masticatory mucosa. It covers the cervical area of teeth and alveolar process of the lower and upper jaws and acts as a strong barrier against the penetration of irritants into the periodontal tissue.