Lingual septum

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Lingual septum
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The mouth cavity. The cheeks have been slit transversely and the tongue pulled forward. (Lingual septum is visible at center of tongue, but not labeled.)
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A pierced tongue, which has not accommodated for swelling
Details
Latin septum linguae
Identifiers
Gray's p.1132
Dorlands
/Elsevier
s_08/12730397
Anatomical terminology

The lingual septum consists of a vertical layer of fibrous tissue, extending throughout the entire length of the median plane of the tongue, though not quite reaching the dorsum.

It is thicker behind than in front, and occasionally contains a small fibrocartilage, about 6 mm. in length.

It is well displayed by making a vertical section across the organ.

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