foramen cecum


foramen ce·​cum -ˈsē-kəm How to pronounce foramen cecum (audio)
: a shallow depression in the posterior dorsal midline of the tongue that is the remnant of the more cranial part of the embryonic duct from which the thyroid gland developed

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“Foramen cecum.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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