styloglossus

noun
sty·​lo·​glos·​sus | \ ˌstī-lō-ˈgläs-əs, -ˈglȯs- How to pronounce styloglossus (audio) \
plural styloglossi\ -​ˈgläs-​ˌī, -​ˈglȯs-​ How to pronounce styloglossi (audio) \

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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“Styloglossus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/styloglossus. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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