styloglossus

noun
sty·​lo·​glos·​sus | \ˌstī-lō-ˈgläs-əs, -ˈglȯs- \
plural styloglossi\-​ˈgläs-​ˌī, -​ˈglȯs-​ \

Medical Definition of styloglossus 

: 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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