Tongue bone


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(Anat.) the hyoid bone.

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To build up energy, the accelerator muscle contracts, or squeezes tightly around the tongue bone. As it squeezes, the muscle becomes flatter and longer.
Evidence of the delicate tongue bones was also identified in fossils of small bird-like dinosaurs, as well as flying pterosaurs and T-rex.
The fossil specimens, mostly from northeastern China, were scrutinised for the preservation of the delicate tongue bones and included small bird-like dinosaurs, as well as pterosaurs and a Tyrannosaurus rex.