Definition of Palatoglossus

1. Noun. (anatomy) A small fleshy fasciculus, narrower in the middle than at either end, arising from the anterior surface of the soft palate and passing into the tongue. ¹



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Medical Definition of Palatoglossus

1. Forms anterior pillar of tonsillar fossa; origin, oral surface of soft palate; insertion, side of tongue; action, raises back of tongue and narrows fauces; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus (cranial root of accessory nerve). Synonym: musculus palatoglossus, glossopalatinus, musculus glossopalatinus, palatoglossus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palatoglossus

palatine uvula
palatine vein
palatines
palating
palatinose
palatitis
palative
palatize
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palatizes
palatizing
palato-
palatoethmoidal suture
palatoglossal
palatoglossal arch
palatoglossus (current term)
palatoglossus muscle
palatognathous
palatogram
palatograph
palatomaxillary
palatomaxillary index
palatomaxillary suture
palatomyograph
palatonares
palatonasal
palatopharyngeal
palatopharyngeal arch
palatopharyngeal muscle
palatopharyngeal sphincter

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