Superior longitudinal muscle of tongue

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Superior longitudinal muscle of tongue
Coronal section of tongue, showing intrinsic muscles.
Latin musculus longitudinalis superior linguae
close to the epiglottis, from the median fibrous septum
edges of the tongue
hypoglossal nerve
Actions retracts the tongue with the inferior longitudinal muscle, making the tongue short and thick
Gray's p.1130
TA A05.1.04.106
FMA FMA:46693
Anatomical terms of muscle

The Longitudinalis linguæ superior (Superior lingualis) is a thin stratum of oblique and longitudinal fibers immediately underlying the mucous membrane on the dorsum of the tongue.


It arises from the submucous fibrous layer close to the epiglottis and from the median fibrous septum, and runs forward to the edges of the tongue.

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