geniohyoid muscle


: a slender muscle that arises from the inferior mental spine on the inner side of the symphysis of the lower jaw, is inserted on the hyoid bone, and acts to raise the hyoid bone and draw it forward and to retract and depress the lower jaw

called also geniohyoid

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“Geniohyoid muscle.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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