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 muscleon either side of the tongue, connecting it with the hyoid bone.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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It is situated above the deep portion of the submaxillary gland, on the hyoglossus, near the posterior border of the Mylohyoideus, and is connected by filaments with the lower border of the lingual nerve.
The Thyrohyoid Branch (ramus thyreohyoideus) arises from the hypoglossal near the posterior border of the hyoglossus; it runs obliquely across the greater cornu of the hyoid bone, and supplies the Thyreohyoideus muscle.
The chief artery, the _lingual_, a branch of the external carotid, passes forward beneath the hyoglossus muscle, and is continued to the apex as the ranine, lying nearer the under than the upper aspect of the tongue.
Then the $50,000 question came: "Where is a person's hyoglossus muscle?"
Then the $50,000 question came: "Where is a person's hyoglossus muscle?