Terminal sulcus (tongue)

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Terminal sulcus (tongue)
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The entrance to the larynx, viewed from behind. (Sulcus terminalis is labeled at center top .)
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Tongue. (Terminal sulcus is not labeled, but it is visible at approximately the level of the circumvallate papillae.)
Latin sulcus terminalis linguae
Gray's subject #242 1125

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


The dorsum of the tongue is convex and marked by a median sulcus, which divides it into symmetrical halves; this sulcus ends behind, about 2.5 cm. from the root of the organ, in a depression, the foramen cecum, from which a shallow groove, the terminal sulcus, runs lateralward and forward on either side to the margin of the tongue.

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