hyoglossus


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hyoglossus

[‚hī·ō′glä·səs]
(anatomy)
An extrinsic muscle of the tongue arising from the hyoid bone.
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In some cases, an increase in the thickness of the lateral pharyngeal wall is commensurate with the increase in muscle mass in the hyoglossus, styloglossus, palatoglossus, palatopharyngeus, and pharyngeal constrictor muscles; these increases are linked to the need for excessive effort to overcome the increased muscle laxity in snoring or during apnea.
It then divides upon the lateral side of the tongue to blend with the fibers of the longitudinalis inferior linguae muscle and obliquely with the hyoglossus muscle.