lingual artery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lingual artery an artery originating from the external carotid artery and supplying the under side of the tongue
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Usage

In literature:

F. Lingual artery passing under the fibres of the hyo-glossus muscle.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Cohnheim and Weil describe a similar condition in the tongue of frogs after ligature of the lingual artery.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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