styloglossus


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sty·lo·glos·sus

(stī'lō-glos'ŭs),
Relating to the styloid process and the tongue. See: styloglossus (muscle).

styloglossus

a muscle that retracts the tongue and pulls the back of the tongue superiorly. It is innervated by the hypoglossal nerves.

styloglossus

(stī-lō-glŏs′ŭs) [Gr. stylos, pillar, + glossa, tongue]
A muscle connecting the tongue and styloid process that raises and retracts the tongue.
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The parapharyngeal space is bounded superiorly by the skull base, anteriorly by the buccinator and pterygoid muscles, posteriorly by the carotid sheath, and medially by the superior constrictor, palatine, and styloglossus muscles.