Origin: Dorsal fascia of tongue;

Artery: Sides and base of tongue;

Nerve: Hypoglossal nerve

Action: changes shape of tongue in mastication and deglutition.

The Vertical muscle (Verticalis linguae) (Vertical lingualis) is found only at the borders of the forepart of the tongue. Its fibers extend from the upper to the under surface of the organ.

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


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