palatoglossus muscle

(redirected from musculus palatoglossus)

pal·a·to·glos·sus mus·cle

(pal'ă-tō-glos'ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Forms anterior pillar of tonsillar fossa; origin, oral surface of soft palate; insertion, side of tongue; action, raises back of tongue and narrows fauces; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus (cranial root of accessory nerve).
Synonym(s): musculus palatoglossus [TA] .
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