Dorsum of the Tongue

Term Category: Anatomy

The Dorsum of the Tongue is what many perceive as the middle and back of the tongue; it is the back part of the tongue that is visible in the mouth and sits above the root of the tongue. The Dorsum of the Tongue is important in the creation of vowel and consonants as well as serving a critical role in swallowing.

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