Anterior tongue

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Anterior tongue
Illu04 tongue.jpg
Drawing of an anterior view of the tongue and oral cavity, with cheeks removed for clarity.
Latin pars anterior dorsi linguae
Gray's subject #243 1125
Nerve hypoglossal (motor), lingual (sensory)
Dorlands/Elsevier p_07/12616237

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The anterior tongue (or oral part) is the portion of the tongue in front of the terminal sulcus.

At the apex, thin and narrow, it is directed forward against the lingual surfaces of the lower incisor teeth.

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