mucosa of tongue

mucosa of tongue

[TA]
the mucosa forming the surface of the tongue; that of the dorsum of the tongue appears velvety due to the presence of vast numbers of papillae; that of the inferior surface is smooth and thinner.

mu·co·sa of tongue

(myū-kōsă tŭng) [TA]
Mucosa forming lingual surface; that of the dorsum of the tongue appears velvety due to the presence of vast numbers of papillae; that of the inferior surface is smooth and thinner.
Synonym(s): lingual mucosa.
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The tongue (38%) was the most common site for premalignant lesions, whereas in case of oral cancers, oral mucosa of tongue (28%) and floor of mouth (28%) were the most common sites.
Burning sensation of oral mucosa of tongue hard palate and lips is most commonly encountered.

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