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Medical Term:

muscles of tongue


extrinsic muscles include the genioglossus, hyoglossus, chondroglossus, and styloglossus muscles; intrinsic muscles comprise the vertical, transverse, and the superior and inferior longitudinal; all are innervated by the hypoglossal nerve.

Synonym(s): musculi linguaeTA, lingual muscles

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