Median sulcus of the tongue

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Median sulcus of the tongue
Illu04 tongue.jpg
Latin sulcus medianus linguae
Gray's p.1125
Anatomical terminology

The dorsum of the tongue is convex and marked by a median sulcus, which divides it into symmetrical halves.

This sulcus ends behind, about 2.5 cm. from the root of the organ, in a depression, the foramen cecum, from which a shallow groove, the sulcus terminalis, runs lateralward and forward on either side to the margin of the tongue.

Additional Images[edit]


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

External links[edit]