Hyoglossus definition

hīō-glŏsəs
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A muscle whose action retracts and pulls down the side of the tongue.
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A muscle whose action retracts and pulls down the side of the tongue.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hyoglossus
Plural:
hyoglossi

Origin of hyoglossus

  • New Latin hȳoglossus hȳoīdēs the hyoid bone (from which its lower end arises) hyoid Greek glōssa tongue

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