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inferior longitudinal muscle of tongue

 

Definition: an intrinsic cylindric muscle of the tongue, occupying the underpart on either side; action, shortens the lower part of the tongue; nerve supply, motor by hypoglossal, sensory by lingual.

Synonym(s): musculus longitudinalis inferior linguaeTA, inferior lingual muscle

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