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English definition of “hyoglossus”


noun [C] uk   /ˌhaɪ.əˈɡlɒs.əs/ us    /ˌhɑɪ.əˈɡlɑs.əs/ (plural hyoglossi) specialized
a muscle that goes from the hyoid bone (=a bone in the neck) to the side of the tongue in order to pull down the side of the tongueSubstances and structures in the body
(Definition of hyoglossus from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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