Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the area under the tongue.
  • adjective Of or relating to the hypoglossal nerve.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Situated under the tongue, wholly or in part: specifically applied to a pair of nerves
  • noun A hypoglossal nerve. Also hypoglossus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Under the tongue; -- applied esp., in the higher vertebrates, to the twelfth or last pair of cranial nerves, which are distributed to the base of the tongue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of or pertaining to the area under the tongue
  • noun anatomy Any of the nerves under the tongue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun supplies intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other tongue muscles

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[hypo– + Greek glōssa, tongue.]

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hypo- +‎ glossal

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