lateral lingual swelling

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lat·er·al lin·gual swell·ing

(lat'ĕr-ăl lin'gwăl swel'ing)
Either of two oval swellings in the floor of the primordial mouth, one on each side of the median lingual swelling; they converge to form the anterior two thirds of the tongue.
Synonym(s): distal tongue bud, lateral lingual bud.

lat·er·al lin·gual swell·ing

(lat'ĕr-ăl lin'gwăl swel'ing)
One of two oval swellings in the floor of the primordial mouth, one on each side of the median lingual swelling; they converge to form the anterior two thirds of the tongue.
Synonym(s): distal tongue bud, lateral lingual bud.
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Lingual foregut duplication cysts are believed to arise from endodermal cells that become trapped during the fusion of the lateral lingual swelling (distal tongue bud) and the tuberculum impar (median tongue bud) in the 3- to 4-mm embryo.