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Extrinsic muscles of the tongue. Left side.
Nerve Hypoglossal
Actions Assists the hyoglossus in depressing the tongue
Latin musculus chondroglossus
TA A05.1.04.103
FMA 46700
Anatomical terms of muscle

The chondroglossus is a muscle sometimes described as a part of the hyoglossus, but is separated from it by fibers of the genioglossus, which pass to the side of the pharynx.

It is about 2 cm long, and arises from the medial side and base of the lesser cornu and contiguous portion of the body of the hyoid bone, and passes directly upward to blend with the intrinsic muscular fibers of the tongue, between the hyoglossus and genioglossus.[1]

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. ^ Ogata S, Mine K, Tamatsu Y, Shimada K (2002). "Morphological study of the human chondroglossus muscle in Japanese". Annals of Anatomy. 184 (5): 493–9. doi:10.1016/S0940-9602(02)80087-5. PMID 12392330.