hypoglossal nucleus

n.

The motor nucleus innervating the musculature of the tongue, located in the medulla oblongata near the midline.

Nearby words

  1. hypogeum,
  2. hypogeusia,
  3. hypoglossal,
  4. hypoglossal canal,
  5. hypoglossal nerve,
  6. hypoglottis,
  7. hypoglycaemia,
  8. hypoglycemia,
  9. hypoglycemic,
  10. hypoglycogenolysis


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