Foramen cecum (tongue)
|Foramen cecum (tongue)|
The entrance to the larynx, viewed from behind. Foramen cecum labeled with bolded text.
The mouth cavity. The cheeks have been slit transversely and the tongue pulled forward. (Foramen cecum is visible but not labeled.)
|Latin||Foramen caecum linguae|
The dorsum of the tongue is convex and marked by a median sulcus, which divides it into symmetrical halves; this sulcus ends behind, about 2.5 cm from the root of the organ, in a depression, the foramen cecum (or foramen caecum or foramen Morgagni), from which a shallow groove, the sulcus terminalis, runs lateral and anterior on either side to the margin of the tongue.
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