hyoglossus muscle

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hy·o·glos·sus mus·cle

(hī'ō-glos'ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
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 hypoglossal, sensory by lingual.
Synonym(s): musculus hyoglossus [TA] , hyoglossal muscle, hyoglossus.
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hyoglossus muscle

A sheet of muscle extending up from the hyoid bone to the ipsilateral base and sides of the tongue. It depresses the sides of the tongue and is innervated by cranial nerve XII (hypoglossal nerve).
See also: muscle
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hy·o·glos·sus mus·cle

(hī'ō-glos'ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
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 hypoglossal, sensory by lingual.
Synonym(s): musculus hyoglossus [TA].
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012