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anterior part of tongue


Definition: that portion (about two thirds) of the tongue anterior to the sulcus terminalis, distinct from the posterior part in embryologic origin and innervation.

Synonym(s): pars anterior linguaeTA, pars presulcalis linguae, pars presulcalis, presulcal part of tongue

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