styloglossus muscle


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sty·lo·glos·sus mus·cle

(stī'lō-glos'ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Action, retracts tongue; origin, lower end of styloid process; insertion, side and undersurface of tongue; nerve supply, hypoglossal.
Synonym(s): musculus styloglossus [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sty·lo·glos·sus mus·cle

(stī'lō-glos'ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Action, retracts tongue; origin, lower end of styloid process; insertion, side and undersurface of tongue; nerve supply, hypoglossal.
Synonym(s): musculus styloglossus [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012