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transverse muscle of tongue


Definition: an intrinsic muscle of the tongue, the fibers of which arise from the septum and radiate to the dorsum and sides; action, decreases lateral dimension of the tongue; nerve supply, hypoglossal for motor, lingual for sensory.

Synonym(s): musculus transversus linguaeTA

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