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hypoglossal


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hypoglossal  \Hyp`o*glos"sal\,  a.  [Pref.  hypo-  +  Gr  ?  the 
  tongue.]  (Anat.) 
  Under  the  tongue;  --  applied  esp.,  in  the  higher  vertebrates, 
  to  the  twelfth  or  last  pair  of  cranial  nerves,  which  are 
  distributed  to  the  base  of  the  tongue.  --  n.  One  of  the 
  hypoglossal  nerves. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hypoglossal 
  n  :  supplies  intrinsic  muscles  of  the  tongue  and  other  tongue 
  muscles  [syn:  {hypoglossal  nerve},  {nervus  hypoglosus},  {twelfth 
  cranial  nerve}] 




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