lateral lingual swellings


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Related to lateral lingual swellings: cephalic vein, median lingual swelling, Tuberculum laterale

lat·er·al lin·gual swell·ings

in the embryo, paired oval elevations that appear in the floor of the mouth at the first pharyngeal arch level; the primordial elevations, composed of mesenchyme covered by ectoderm of stomodeal origin, merge to form the greater part of the anterior two-thirds of the tongue.
Synonym(s): lateral lingual bud