hypoglossal nerve

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hypoglossal

 [hi″po-glos´al]
hypoglossal nerve the twelfth cranial nerve; its modality is purely motor, serving the intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other muscles beneath the tongue. See Appendix 3-5.

hypoglossal nerve

n.
Either of the 12th pair of cranial nerves that innervate the muscles of the tongue.

hypoglossal nerve

the 12th CRANIAL NERVE of higher vertebrates, the motor nerve supplying the floor of the mouth and the tongue.
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