foramen cecum of the tongue

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foramen cecum (caecum) of the tongue

The small midline depression at the border between the anterior (oral) and the posterior (pharyngeal) portions of the tongue. It is the point from which the thyroid diverticulum (the tubular duct destined to form the thyroid gland) descended in the embryo.
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