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superior longitudinal muscle of tongue


Definition: an intrinsic muscle of the tongue, running from base to tip on the dorsum just beneath the mucous membrane; action, shortens the upper part of the tongue; nerve supply, motor by hypoglossal, sensory by lingual.

Synonym(s): musculus longitudinalis superior linguaeTA, superficial lingual muscle

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