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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During the fourth to eighth intrauterine weeks, the anterior portion of the tongue is formed by the two lateral lingual swellings and one medial swelling; "the tuberculum impar.
Two lateral lingual swellings and one median swelling Tuberculum impar from 1st pharyngeal arch forms the anterior 2/3rd of the body of the tongue.
The anterior two-thirds originates from the paired lateral lingual swellings that are contributed by the first branchial arch.