Terminal sulcus (tongue)
|Terminal sulcus (tongue)|
|The entrance to the larynx, viewed from behind. (Sulcus terminalis is labeled at center top .)|
|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|
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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