hyoglossus


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hy·o·glos·sus (mus·cle)

[TA]
muscle of tongue; origin, body and greater horn of hyoid bone; insertion, side of the tongue; action, retracts and pulls down side of tongue; nerve supply, motor by hyoglossal, sensory by lingual.

hyoglossus

(hī′ō-glŏs′əs)
n. pl. hyo·glossi (-glŏs′ī′)
A muscle whose action retracts and pulls down the side of the tongue.

hyoglossus

[-glos′əs]
Etymology: Gk, hyoeides + glossa, tongue
a depressor muscle of the tongue that arises from the hyoid bone.
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Hyoglossus muscle

hy·o·glos·sus mus·cle

(hī'ō-glos'ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, body and greater horn of hyoid bone; insertion, side of the tongue; action, retracts and pulls down side of tongue; nerve supply, motor by hypoglossal, sensory by lingual.
Synonym(s): musculus hyoglossus [TA] , hyoglossal muscle, hyoglossus.
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The upper part of the medial surface rests on the mylohyoid muscle anteriorly and the hyoglossus muscle posteriorly.