Transverse muscle of tongue

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Transverse muscle of tongue
Coronal section of tongue, showing intrinsic muscles.
Latin musculus transversus linguae
Gray's p.1130
Origin median fibrous septum
Insertion sides of the tongue
Nerve hypoglossal nerve
Actions makes the tongue narrow and elongated
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.