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|Latin||tunica mucosa oris|
|Gray's||subject #242 1110|
- Masticatory mucosa, para-keratinized stratified squamous epithelium, found on the dorsum of the tongue, hard palate and attached gingiva.
- Lining mucosa, non-keratinized stratified squamous epithelium, found almost everywhere else in the oral cavity.
- Buccal mucosa refers to the inside lining of the cheeks and is part of the lining mucosa.
- Specialized mucosa, specifically in the regions of the taste buds on the dorsum of the tongue.
See also 
- BU Histology Learning System: 09601loa – "Digestive System: Oral Cavity and Teeth – lip, oral mucosa"
- Histology at OU 95_04 – "Lip"
- Histology at OU 95_07 – "Lip"