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Tongue

The tongue
  • is the large bundle of muscles on the floor of the mouth that manipulates food for chewing and swallowing.
  • is one of the organs of taste. Much of the surface of the tongue is covered in taste buds.
  • assists in forming the sounds of speech.
  • also plays a major role in the tongue kiss and in oral sex.
  • can be used as synonymous for language. e.g. mother tongue[?].

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