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General Anatomy > Alimentary system > Mouth > Tongue > Median sulcus of tongue

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The median sulcus divides the dorsum of the tongue into symmetrical halves; this sulcus ends behind, about 2.5 cm. from the root of the tongue, in a depression, the foramen caecum, from which a shallow groove, the sulcus terminalis, runs lateralward and forward on either side to the margin of the tongue.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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