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genioglossus

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noun ge·nio·glos·sus \-ˈgläs-əs, -ˈglȯs-\

Medical Definition of genioglossus

plural ge·nio·glos·si \-ˌī\play play

  1. :  a fan-shaped muscle that arises from the superior mental spine, inserts on the hyoid bone and into the tongue, and serves to advance and retract and also to depress the tongue




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