from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the tongue.
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- adj. Of, or relating to the tongue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the tongue; lingual.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the tongue.
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_ -- These may originate in a diverticulum of a vein that has become isolated, or in a cavernous angioma; or they may be due to hæmorrhage taking place into a branchial or thyreo-glossal cyst.
The _cystic lymphangioma_, _hygroma_, or _hydrocele of the neck_ (Fig. 274), has been described with affections of lymphatics (Volume I., p. 327); and _thyreo-glossal cysts in the neck_ at p. 583.
_ -- The thyreo-glossal _cyst_ is developed in relation to the thyreo-glossal tract of His, which in early embryonic life extends from the foramen cæcum at the base of the tongue to the isthmus of the thyreoid.
# -- Tumours may develop in the embryonic tract which passes from the isthmus of the thyreoid gland to the foramen cæcum at the base of the tongue -- the thyreo-glossal tract of His.
Such a cyst may rupture on the surface, usually as a result of superadded infection, and give rise to a _thyreo-glossal_ or _median fistula of the neck_.
A _sebaceous cyst_ may reach such dimensions as to simulate a dermoid or thyreo-glossal cyst.
These variations in size and repeated attacks of bleeding help to distinguish thyreo-glossal cysts from other swellings of the tongue.
Care is needed to avoid injury of the hypo-glossal nerve, which lies above the muscle.
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