genioglossus (muscle)


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ge·ni·o·glos·sus (mus·cle)

[TA]
one of the paired lingual muscles; origin, mental spine of the mandible; insertion, lingual fascia beneath the mucous membrane and epiglottis; action, depresses and protrudes the tongue; nerve supply, hypoglossal.

ge·ni·o·glos·sus (mus·cle)

(jēnē-ō-glosŭs mŭsĕl) [TA]
One of the paired lingual muscles; origin, mental spine of the mandible; insertion, lingual fascia beneath the mucous membrane and epiglottis; action, depresses and protrudes the tongue; nerve supply, hypoglossal.
Synonym(s): musculus genioglossus [TA] .