transverse muscle of tongue

n.

An intrinsic muscle of the tongue, whose fibers arise from the septum and radiate to the dorsum and the sides.

Nearby words

  1. transverse ligament of knee,
  2. transverse ligament of perineum,
  3. transverse muscle of abdomen,
  4. transverse muscle of chin,
  5. transverse muscle of nape,
  6. transverse nerve of neck,
  7. transverse plane,
  8. transverse presentation,
  9. transverse process,
  10. transverse rhombencephalic flexure


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