Tongue (anatomy)

The tongue is an odd, medium and symmetrical mobile organ located inside the mouth that performs important functions such as chewing, swallowing, language and the sense of taste.

The musculature has a hypobranchial origin like the epiglottis and is subsequent to the formation of the lingual envelope. The palatine amygdala has the same thymic origin as the rest of the elements of Waldeyer’s ring.


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  • 1 Features
  • 2 Other concepts
  • 3 See also
  • 4 Sources


It has an upper face, also known as the back of the tongue, which presents the lingual (open forward and formed by the goblet papillae). On the underside, there is the lingual frenulum or fillet, which limits the movements of the tongue and is very resistant.

Other concepts

On the other hand, the concept of language can refer to language , a verbal or gestural communication system typical of a human community.

The term natural language allows us to name a linguistic variety or form of human language for communicative purposes that is endowed with a syntax and that is supposed to obey the principles of economy and optimism. Natural languages ​​usually use sound symbols but they can also use signs. As for the mother tongue , also known as popular language, mother tongue, native language or first language , it is the first language that a human being learns.

A tongue is also the back strap of a whale’s lard . Finally, we can say that a glacial tongue is the part of a glacier that goes into a valley and reaches where its rounded shape merges.


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