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thyroepiglottic muscle

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thyroepiglottic muscle n.
A muscle with origin from the inner surface of the thyroid cartilage, in common with the thyroarytenoid muscle, insertion into the epiglottis, with nerve supply from the recurrent laryngeal nerve, and whose action depresses the base of the epiglottis.

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