Genioglossus definition

jēnē-ō-glŏsəs
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Either of a pair of muscles that connect the jaw and tongue and that depress and protrude the tongue.
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Either of a pair of muscles that connect the jaw and tongue and that depress and protrude the tongue.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
genioglossus
Plural:
genioglossi

Origin of genioglossus

  • New Latin genioglōssus Greek geneion chin genial2 Greek glōssa tongue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition