rima oris

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 [ri´mah] (L.)
a cleft or crack.
rima glot´tidis the elongated opening between the true vocal cords and between the arytenoid cartilages; called also vocal area.
rima o´ris the opening of the mouth.
rima palpebra´rum palpebral fissure.
rima puden´di the space between the labia majora; called also pudendal fissure.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

or·al fis·sure

the horizontal opening between the lips leading into the oral vestibule; the aperture of the mouth.
Synonym(s): rima oris [TA], oral opening
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ri·ma o·ris

(rī'mă ōr'is) [TA]
The mouth slit; the aperture of the mouth.
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