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Describe functions of teeth and tongue.

Functions of teeth :

1. Cutting and chewing the food. They help in crushing, tearing and breaking the food into smaller particles. 

2. Food mastication. 

3. They also help in proper uttering of words ans speech.

Functions of tongue :

1. Detecting different types of taste with the help of the taste buds. 

2. Tongue assists in the speech.

3. The tongue moves the food around the mouth and towards premolars and molars for chewing.

4. The tongue helps in cleaning of teeth.

5. The tongue helps in swallowing of food.

6. Tongue helps in the mastication of food. 



What is the order of arrangement of teeth in each half of the upper and lower jaw ?

The order of arrangement of teeth in each half of the upper and lower jaw is I,C,PM,M.  I (incisors), C (cannine), PM (premolars), M (molars).

What is the function of enamel in digestion?

The enamel helps in the mastication of food.

Name the fat soluble vitamins.

Vit A, D, E and  are fat soluble vitamins.

What is Diphyodont ?

Diphyodont is the condition of having two set of teeth during the life of an organism. For example : humans are diphyodont as they have two set of teeth namely temporary milk or deciduous teeth which are replaced by permanent or adult teeth. 


What are Sanguivorous animals ?

The animals which suck blood e.g. leech, vampire bat, female mosquito etc.