Genioglossus muscle

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The genioglossus muscle is a muscle of the tongue that connects the chin to the tongue and hyoid bone. When contracted, it draws the tongue forward.

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Origin

The genioglossus originates at the symphysis menti - the front center of the mandible (jaw bone) that forms the chin.

Insertion

The genioglossus inserts at the dorsum (upper surface) of the tongue and the hyoid bone.

Innervation

The genioglossus is innervated by the hypoglossal nerve (XII).

Word origin

The genioglossus gets its name from geneion, Greek for chin, and glossus, meaning tongue.

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