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palatoglossus muscle

palatoglossus muscle in Medicine

palatoglossus muscle pal·a·to·glos·sus muscle (pāl'ə-tō-glô'səs)
A muscle, with insertion into the side of the tongue, with nerve supply from the pharyngeal plexus, and whose action raises the back of the tongue and narrows the fauces.

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