Hypopharyngeal eminence

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Hypopharyngeal eminence
Latin eminentia hypopharyngea
Code TE E5.
Anatomical terminology

The hypopharyngeal eminence or hypobranchial eminence is an embryonic structure/ median swelling in the developing tongue that is formed by mesoderm of the second, third and part of the fouth pharyngeal arch and may contribute to the formation of the epiglottis.