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dorsum of tongue


Definition: the superior surface of the tongue divided by the sulcus terminalis into an anterior two-thirds, the presulcal part (pars presulcalis). and a posterior one-third, the postsulcal part (pars postsulcalis).

Synonym(s): dorsum linguaeTA

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