hyoglossus(redirected from Hyoglossis)
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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.
n. pl. hyo·glossi (-glŏs′ī′)
A muscle whose action retracts and pulls down the side of the tongue.