cavitas oris

Cavitas Oris – the entire structure is called the mouth, the structures within the mouth allow us to taste and masticate food, to swallow food and drink, and to manage the air that comes up from the voice box so that we can form words. Mouth resonance is used for a conversational vocal, color in singing and, in combination with nasal resonance, it creates forward placement or mask resonance. The oral cavity is the second most effective sound resonator, after pharynx and larynx

Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, wikipedia

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