Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Cornified serrated structure underlying the tongue in prosimians and Tarsius; this type of structure is also found in other mammals such as marsupials. Adjective: sublingual. In primates the sublingua is used to keep the dental comb (when present) or other lower anterior teeth clean. Some workers have described a remnant sublingua in platyrrhines.

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