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Medical Term:

hyoglossus (muscle)


muscle of tongue; origin, body and greater horn of hyoid bone; insertion, side of the tongue; action, retracts and pulls down side of tongue; nerve supply, motor by hyoglossal, sensory by lingual.

Synonym(s): musculus hyoglossusTA, hyoglossal muscle, hyoglossus

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