from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slender muscle arising from the styloid process and inserted into the side of the tongue.
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There are three muscles in the tongue, styloglossus, hyglossus and geneoglossus.
Lingual attachment of styloglossus muscle, with part of the gustatory nerve seen above it.
-- Superior laryngeal nerve, styloglossus muscle, styto-pharyngeus and glosso-pharengeal nerves, and paroted gland.