Inferior longitudinal muscle

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Inferior longitudinal muscle
Coronal section of tongue, showing intrinsic muscles.
The mouth cavity. (Longitudinalis inferior labeled at bottom left.)
Latin musculus longitudinalis inferior linguae
Gray's subject #242 1130
Origin root of the tongue
Insertion    apex of the tongue
Nerve: Hypoglossal nerve

The Longitudinalis linguæ inferior is a narrow band situated on the under surface of the tongue between the Genioglossus and Hyoglossus.


It extends from the root to the apex of the tongue: behind, some of its fibers are connected with the body of the hyoid bone; in front it blends with the fibers of the Styloglossus.

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