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terminal sulcus of tongue


Definition: a V-shaped groove, with a posteriorly oriented apex, on the surface of the tongue, marking the separation between the anterior (oral or horizontal) and the posterior (pharyngeal or vertical) parts.

Synonym(s): sulcus terminalis linguaeTA

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