transverse muscle of tongue


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trans·verse mus·cle of tongue

[TA]
an intrinsic muscle of the tongue, the fibers of which arise from the septum and radiate to the dorsum and sides; action, decreases lateral dimension of the tongue; nerve supply, hypoglossal for motor, lingual for sensory.

trans·verse mus·cle of tongue

(trans-vĕrs' mŭs'ĕl tŭng) [TA]
An intrinsic muscle of the tongue, the fibers of which arise from the septum and radiate to the dorsum and sides; action, decreases lateral dimension of the tongue; nerve supply, hypoglossal for motor, lingual for sensory.
Synonym(s): musculus transversus linguae [TA] .
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