rima oris

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Related to rima oris: rima palpebrarum
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Noun1.rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emergerima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
teeth, dentition - the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal
glossa, lingua, tongue, clapper - a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
mouth - the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped lipstick from her mouth"
cakehole, maw, yap, gob, trap, hole - informal terms for the mouth
buccal cavity - the cavity between the jaws and the cheeks
gingiva, gum - the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
palate, roof of the mouth - the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
salivary gland - any of three pairs of glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion
rima - a narrow elongated opening or fissure between two symmetrical parts
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The length of the rima oris and space between the median canthi were 8.
Rima oris length: This was taken using a twine from the ends of the lateral commisures of closed lips.
The longer palpebral fissures, external nares and rima oris obtained in females in this study could be size dependent as similarly observed by (Olopade & Onwuka) in Red Sokoto goats.