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[hahy-puh-glos-uh l, -glaw-suh l] /ˌhaɪ pəˈglɒs əl, -ˈglɔ səl/ Anatomy

situated under the tongue.
situated beneath the tongue
short for hypoglossal nerve

hypoglossal hy·po·glos·sal (hī’pə-glô’səl)


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