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median lingual swelling


Definition: in the embryo, a small elevation in the floor of the mouth between the first and second pharyngeal arches; it is overgrown by the lateral lingual swellings and forms a small unrecognizable part of the posterior region of the anterior two thirds of the tongue.

Synonym(s): median lingual bud, median tongue bud, tuberculum impar

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