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styloglossus

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

Medical Definition of styloglossus

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styloglossi

\-ˈgläs-ˌī, -ˈglȯs-\play
  1. :  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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