Meaning of “hyoglossus” in the English Dictionary

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"hyoglossus" in British English

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hyoglossusnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌhaɪ.əˈɡlɒs.əs/ us /ˌhaɪ.əˈɡlɑː.səs/ 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 tongue

(Definition of “hyoglossus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)