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Term information

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  • the collection consisting of the two lateral swellings and the medial swelling
external definition
  • Primordium of the tongue; the median swelling and the distal and proximal swellings arise from the ventral aspect of the stomodeum. [TFD][VHOG]
has related synonym
  • lingual swelling
homology notes
  • Most adult amphibians have a tongue, as do all known reptiles, birds and mammals. Thus it is likely that the tongue appeared with the establishment of tetrapods and this structure seems to be related, to some extant, to the terrestrial lifestyle.[well established][VHOG]
  • UBERON:0006260