Transverse muscle of tongue

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Transverse muscle of tongue
Coronal section of tongue, showing intrinsic muscles.
Latin musculus transversus linguae
median fibrous septum
sides of the tongue
hypoglossal nerve
Actions makes the tongue narrow and elongated
Gray's p.1130
TA A05.1.04.108
FMA 46695
Anatomical terms of muscle

The Transversus linguæ (transverse lingualis) is a muscle of the tongue. It consists of fibers which arise from the median fibrous septum and pass lateralward to be inserted into the submucous fibrous tissue at the sides of the tongue.

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