Superior longitudinal muscle

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Superior longitudinal muscle
Coronal section of tongue, showing intrinsic muscles.
Latin musculus longitudinalis superior linguae
Gray's subject #242 1130
Origin close to the epiglottis, from the median fibrous septum
Insertion    edges of the tongue
Nerve: hypoglossal nerve

The Longitudinalis linguæ superior (Superior lingualis) is a thin stratum of oblique and longitudinal fibers immediately underlying the mucous membrane on the dorsum of the tongue.


It arises from the submucous fibrous layer close to the epiglottis and from the median fibrous septum, and runs forward to the edges of the tongue.

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