foramen cecum of tongue
Definition: a median pit on the dorsum of the posterior part of the tongue, from which the limbs of a V-shaped furrow run forward and outward; it is the site of origin of the thyroglossal duct and subsequently, the thyroid gland.
Synonym(s): foramen cecum linguaeTA, blind foramen of the tongue, cecal foramen of the tongue, ductus lingualis, Morgagni foramen1
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