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styloglossus

noun sty·lo·glos·sus \ ˌstī-lō-ˈgläs-əs, -ˈglȯs- \

medical Definition of styloglossus

plural styloglossi play \-ˈgläs-ˌī, -ˈglȯs-\
: a muscle that arises from the styloid process of the temporal bone, inserts along the side and underpart of the tongue, and functions to draw the tongue upwards

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