pars postsulcalis -->
dorsum of tongue
medical dictionary

The back of the tongue; the upper surface of the tongue divided by the sulcus terminalis into an anterior two-thirds, the pars presulcalis (presulcal part), and a posterior one-third, the pars postsulcalis (postsulcal part).

Synonyms: dorsum linguae.

(05 Mar 2000)