|The triangles of the neck.(Stylohyoid visible at upper right.)|
|Muscles of the neck. Anterior view. Stylohyoid muscle in purple|
|Gray's||subject #112 392|
|Origin:||styloid process (temporal)|
|Insertion:||greater cornu of hyoid bone|
|Nerve:||facial nerve (CN VII)|
|Action:||Elevate the hyoid during swallowing|
Origin and insertion
It arises from the back and lateral surface of the styloid process of the temporal bone, near the base; and, passing downward and forward, is inserted into the body of the hyoid bone, at its junction with the greater cornu, and just above the Omohyoideus. It thus belongs to the group of suprahyoid muscles.
It is perforated, near its insertion, by the tendon of the Digastricus.
Extrinsic muscles of the tongue. Left side.
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