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Term:
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
amphid sensory organ development +  
chaeta development +  
ear development +   
eye development +   
neuromast development +   
nose development +   
ocellus development +  
otic vesicle development +   
sensory organ boundary specification +   
sensory organ morphogenesis +   
sensory organ precursor cell division 
sex comb development 
taste bud development +   
tongue development +   
The process whose specific outcome is the progression of the tongue over time, from its formation to the mature structure. The tongue is the movable, muscular organ on the floor of the mouth of most vertebrates, in many other mammals is the principal organ of taste, aids in the prehension of food, in swallowing, and in modifying the voice as in speech.

Synonyms
Narrow Synonyms: glossa development ;   lingua development
Definition Sources: GOC:jl, UBERON:0001723

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