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Vertical linguae muscle
Other Terms: Vertical muscle of tongue, Vertical linguae muscle, Right vertical lingual muscle
Musculus verticalis linguae
Latin muscle parts
Head somite muscle – occipital group (Tongue muscle)
The English name for this muscle is the muscle of the tongue that is perpendicular to the horizon. The word linguae comes from the Latin lingua meaning “tongue.”The word verticalis is Latin for “overhead,” which comes from the Latin vertex meaning the “highest point.” It has come to mean a plane in this orientation or perpendicular to the horizon.
Submucosa on the dorsal anterior surface of the tongue
Submucosa on the ventral anterior surface of the tongue
Flatten the tongue and make it wider.
Hypoglossal nerve (Cranial nerve XII)
Lingual artery from the external carotid artery,