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Other Terms: Chondroglossal muscle, Musculus chondroglossus, Muscle chondro-glosse
Latin muscle parts
Head somite muscle – occipital group (Tongue muscle)
In English, this muscle’s name means the cartilage muscle of the tongue. The term chondroglossus takes its origin from the Greek term chondros meaning “cartilage,” a term also used by the ancients to describe porridge, apparently from its resemblance to cartilage and the Greek word glossa meaning “the tongue.”
Lesser cornu of the hyoid bone.
Blends with the intrinsic muscles of the tongue on the lateral aspect where it passes between the hyoglossus and genioglossus muscles.
Assists the hyoglossus in depressing the tongue.
Hypoglossal nerve (Cranial nerve XII)
Dorsal lingual arteries arising from the second part of the lingual artery, which arises from the external carotid artery,