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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 tongue
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