The portion of the tongue in front of the terminal sulcus. At the apex, thin and narrow, it is directed forward against the lingual surfaces of the lower incisor teeth. It is derived primarily from the first pharyngeal arch. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anterior_tongue ]

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Term information

depicted by

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development notes

The lateral lingual swellings grow and fuse with eachother, encompassing the tuberculum impar to provide the ectodermally derived mucosa of the anterior 2/3 of the tongue

has related synonym

anterior two thirds of the tongue
anterior 2/3 of the tongue
front of the tongue
oral part of the tongue
apex of the tongue
apex linguae
anterior 2/3 of tongue
buccal part of the tongue
pars anterior dorsi linguae

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