Transverse muscle of tongue
|Transverse muscle of tongue|
|Coronal section of tongue, showing intrinsic muscles.|
|Latin||musculus transversus linguae|
|Gray's||subject #242 1130|
|Origin||median fibrous septum|
|Insertion||sides of the tongue|
The Transversus linguæ (tansverse lingualis) is a muscle of the tongue. It consists of fibers which arise from the median fibrous septum and pass lateralward to be inserted into the submucous fibrous tissue at the sides of the tongue.
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