Chondroglossus

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Chondroglossus
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Extrinsic muscles of the tongue. Left side.
Details
Latin musculus chondroglossus
Hypoglossal
Actions Assists the hyoglossus in depressing the tongue
Identifiers
Gray's p.1130
Dorlands
/Elsevier
m_22/12548576
TA A05.1.04.103
FMA FMA:46700
Anatomical terms of muscle

The chondroglossus is sometimes described as a part of the hyoglossus, but is separated from it by fibers of the genioglossus, which pass to the side of the pharynx.

It is about 2 cm. long, and arises from the medial side and base of the lesser cornu and contiguous portion of the body of the hyoid bone, and passes directly upward to blend with the intrinsic muscular fibers of the tongue, between the hyoglossus and genioglossus.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.