stylohyoideus

stylohyoideus

[stī′lōhī·oi′dē·əs]
Etymology: Gk, stylos, pillar, hyoeides, U-shaped
one of four suprahyoid muscles, lying anterior and superior to the posterior belly of the digastricus. It is a slender muscle that arises from the styloid process and inserts into the hyoid bone. It serves to draw the hyoid bone up and back. Also called stylohyoid bone. Compare digastricus, geniohyoideus, mylohyoideus.

stylohyoideus

(stī″lō-hī-oyd′ē-ŭs)
A muscle having its origin on the styloid process and its insertion on the hyoid bone. It draws the hyoid bone upward and backward.
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Possible muscular injuries were a tear, straining, overstretching, or elongation of the hyobranchial apparatus, including the branchiomandibularis muscle (tongue protractor), cricohyoideus muscle (tongue retractor), stylohyoideus muscle (retracting and raising the tongue), ceratoglossus muscle, hypoglossus muscle (lateral movements of the tongue), intermandibularis muscle, serpiohyoideus muscle, interceratobranchialis muscle, mesoglossus muscle, or genioglossus muscle.
Alternatively a dysfunction of either the cricohyoideus or the stylohyoideus muscles could have impaired tongue retraction.