lingual artery n.
An artery with origin in the carotid artery, with distribution to the undersurface of the tongue, terminating as the deep artery of the tongue, and with branches to the suprahyoid and dorsal lingual branches and the sublingual artery.
The remnant of the hyoid is continued entirely into the lingual artery.
A Mauser struck him in the left cheek, passing through and severing the lingual artery, lodged in the muscles of the right jaw.
Branches of the superior thyreoid arteries, or the hyoid branch of the lingual artery, will be ligatured.
Cohnheim and Weil describe a similar condition in the tongue of frogs after ligature of the lingual artery.