hypoglossus


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Related to hypoglossus: hypoglossal nucleus, Hyoglossus muscle

hy·po·glos·sal

(hī'pō-glos'ăl), Do not confuse this word with hyoglossal.
1. Below the tongue.
2. Relating to the twelfth cranial nerve (nervus hypoglossus).
Synonym(s): hypoglossus
[L. hypoglossus fr. hypo- + glossus, tongue]

hypoglossus

[-glos′əs]
1 a muscle that retracts and pulls down the side of the tongue.
2 the hypoglossal nerve.