[ hī′ō-glŏs′əs ]
A muscle with origin from the hyoid bone, with insertion to the side of the tongue, with nerve supply from the hypoglossal nerve, and whose action retracts and pulls down the side of the tongue.
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Medially this attachment continues posteriorly for about one-half the length of the hyoglossus.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca|William E. Duellman