apex of tongue

apex of tongue

English-Korean animal medical dictionary. 2013.

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  • apex of tongue — a. linguae …   Medical dictionary

  • Apex — From the Latin meaning summit, the apex is the tip of a pyramidal or rounded structure, like the lung or the heart. The apex of the lung is indeed its tip, its rounded most superior portion. The apex of the heart is likewise its tip, but that is… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tongue — Infobox Anatomy | Name = Tongue Latin = lingua GraySubject = 242 GrayPage = 1125 Caption = A human tongue Caption2 = Width = 250 |fjhfkdvhbufnbjg Precursor = pharyngeal arches, lateral lingual swelling, tuberculum impar [EmbryologyUNC|hednk|024]… …   Wikipedia

  • tongue — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. communication, speech, language, dialect; pole; flap, projection. See support, convexity. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The movable muscle in the mouth] Syn. organ of taste, organ of speech, lingua, lingula …   English dictionary for students

  • apex — noun (plural apexes or apices) Etymology: Latin Date: 1601 1. a. the uppermost point ; vertex < the apex of a mountain > b. the narrowed or pointed end ; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apex — a•pex [[t]ˈeɪ pɛks[/t]] n. pl. a•pex•es, a•pi•ces [[t]ˈeɪ pəˌsiz, ˈæp ə [/t]] 1) the highest point; vertex; summit 2) the tip or point: the apex of the tongue[/ex] 3) climax; peak: the apex of a career[/ex] • Etymology: 1595–1605; < L …   From formal English to slang

  • tongue — Synonyms and related words: Maypole, abatis, aftertaste, alveolar ridge, alveolus, apex, argot, articulation, arytenoid cartilages, back, bagpipe, bar, baste, bell, berate, bill, bitter, blade, blow, blow a horn, blunder, boob, brains, breakwater …   Moby Thesaurus

  • apex linguae — [TA] tip of tongue: the most distal portion of the tongue …   Medical dictionary

  • apex — Synonyms and related words: L, Olympian heights, achievement, acme, aerial heights, alveolar ridge, alveolus, angle, apogee, arytenoid cartilages, attainment, back, bend, bifurcation, bight, blade, brow, cant, cap, capstone, chevron, climax,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tip of tongue — apex linguae …   Medical dictionary

  • Muscles of tongue — Lateral view of the tongue, with extrinsic muscles highlighted …   Wikipedia

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