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foramen caecum of tongue
medical dictionary

<anatomy> A median pit on the dorsum of the posterior part of the tongue, from which the limbs of a V-shaped furrow run forward and outward; it is the site of origin of the thyroid gland and subsequent thyroglossal duct in the embryo.

Synonyms: foramen caecum linguae, blind foramen of the tongue, caecal foramen of the tongue, Morgagni's foramen, pleuroperitoneal foramen.

(05 Mar 2000)