Origin of tongue muscles:

 # Origin of tongue muscles:
A. Occipital myotome
B. First pharyngeal swellings
C. Lateral lingual swellings
D. Pre optic myotomes muscles

The correct answer is A. Occipital myotome.

All muscles of tongue both intrinsic and extrinsic except palatoglossus are derived from the four occipital myotomes and are supplied by 12th cranial nerve (which is formed by fusion of pre cervical nerves) and the palatoglossus is supplied by vagus nerve. The occipital myotomes migrate into the developing tongue (contributed by 1st to 3rd pharyngeal arches) in the floor of mouth. Muscles develop from occipital myotomes supplied by hypoglossal nerve. 

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