geniohyoid (muscle)


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ge·ni·o·hy·oid (mus·cle)

[TA]
one of the suprahyoid muscles of the neck; origin, mental spine of mandible; insertion, body of hyoid bone; action, draws hyoid forward, or depresses jaw when hyoid is fixed; nerve supply, fibers from ventral primary rami of first and second cervical spinal nerves conveyed by the hypoglossal nerve.

ge·ni·o·hy·oid (mus·cle)

(jēnē-ō-hīoyd mŭsĕl) [TA]
One of the suprahyoid muscles of the neck; origin, mental spine of mandible; insertion, body of hyoid bone; action, draws hyoid forward, or depresses jaw when hyoid is fixed; nerve supply, fibers from ventral primary rami of first and second cervical spinal nerves conveyed by hypoglossal nerve.
Synonym(s): musculus geniohyoideus [TA] .