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Medical Term:

styloglossus (muscle)

 

Definition: extrinsic muscle of tongue; action, retracts tongue; origin, lower end of styloid process; insertion, side and undersurface of tongue; nerve supply, hypoglossal.

Synonym(s): musculus styloglossusTA

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