oral cavity proper

or·al cav·i·ty prop·er

[TA]
the space between the dental arches, limited posteriorly by the isthmus of the fauces (palatoglossal arch).
Synonym(s): cavitas oris propria [TA]

oral cavity proper

See mouth.

or·al cav·i·ty prop·er

(ōrăl kavi-tē propĕr) [TA]
Space between dental arches, limited posteriorly by isthmus of fauces (palatoglossal arch).
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The oral cavity proper lies behind the teeth and is bounded by the hard and soft palates superiorly, the tongue and the floor of the mouth inferiorly, and the entrance to the oropharynx posteriorly.
Clinical diagnosis of OSMF was based on symptom of burning sensation in mouth upon consumption of spicy or hot foods, repeated vesiculation or ulceration in oral cavity and signs observed were vesicles/ulcers in oral cavity, areas of fibrosis in vestibule of mouth, oral cavity proper and oropharynx, partial or complete inability to protrude out the tongue (ankyloglossia) with or without reduced mouth opening (trismus).