Extrinsic muscles of the tongue. Left side.
|Actions||Assists the hyoglossus in depressing the tongue|
|Anatomical terms of muscle|
It is about 2 cm long, and arises from the medial side and base of the lesser cornu and contiguous portion of the body of the hyoid bone, and passes directly upward to blend with the intrinsic muscular fibers of the tongue, between the hyoglossus and genioglossus.
- Hyoid bone. Anterior surface. Enlarged.