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hypopharyngeal eminence

 

Definition: a median elevation in the floor of the primordial pharynx caudal to the tuberculum impar; it merges laterally with the ventral part of the second and third pharyngeal arches, and in later development is incorporated in the root of the tongue.

Synonym(s): copula linguae, His copula

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