Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A muscle whose action retracts and pulls down the side of the tongue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A muscle of the hyoid bone and the tongue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) A flat muscle on either side of the tongue, connecting it with the hyoid bone.

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  • noun anatomy A flat muscle on either side of the tongue, connecting it with the hyoid bone.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin hȳoglossus : hȳoīdēs, the hyoid bone (from which its lower end arises); see hyoid + Greek glōssa, tongue.]

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Latin, from Ancient Greek.

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