Hyoglossus

Hyoglossus
The muscle that permits the tongue to be held on the floor of the mouth.
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SYN: h. (muscle).

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hyo·glos·sus -'gläs-əs, -'glȯs- n, pl -si -.sī a flat muscle on each side of the tongue connecting it with the body and the thyrohyal of the hyoid bone called also hyoglossus muscle

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n.
a muscle that serves to depress the tongue. It has its origin in the hyoid bone.

Medical dictionary. 2011.


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