Hyoglossus

The muscle that permits the tongue to be held on the floor of the mouth.
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SYN: h. (muscle).

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hyo·glos·sus -'gläs-əs, -'glȯs- n, pl -si -.sī a flat muscle on each side of the tongue connecting it with the body and the thyrohyal of the hyoid bone called also hyoglossus muscle

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n.
a muscle that serves to depress the tongue. It has its origin in the hyoid bone.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Hyoglossus — Hy o*glos sus, n. [NL., fr. hyo hyo + Gr. glw^ssa tongue.] (Anat.) A flat muscle on either side of the tongue, connecting it with the hyoid bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyoglossus — Muscle infobox Name = Hyoglossus Latin = musculus hyoglossus GraySubject = 242 GrayPage = 1129 Caption = Extrinsic muscles of the tongue. Left side. (Hyoglossus visible at center.) Caption2 = Muscles of the neck. Anterior view. Hyoglossal muscle… …   Wikipedia

  • Hyoglossus — Musculus hyoglossus Zungenmuskeln des Menschen Ursprung Zungenbein Ansatz Aponeurosis linguae Funktion …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hyoglossus — hyo|glọssus, ...ssa, ...ssum [zu ↑hyoideus (in der Fügung ↑Os hyoideum) u. ↑Glossa]: zu Zungenbein und Zunge gehörend; z. B. in der Fügung ↑Musculus hyoglossus …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • hyoglossus — hyo·glos·sus …   English syllables

  • hyoglossus — n. a muscle that serves to depress the tongue. It has its origin in the hyoid bone …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hyoglossus — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hyoglossus muscŭlus — Hyoglossus muscŭlus, s. Zungenbeinmuskeln …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • M. hyoglossus — Musculus hyoglossus Zungenmuskeln des Menschen Ursprung Zungenbein Ansatz Aponeurosis linguae Funktion …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Musculus hyoglossus — Zungenmuskeln des Menschen Ursprung Zungenbein Ansatz Aponeurosis linguae …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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