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

  • noun A cyst on the underside of the tongue caused by the obstruction of a duct of a salivary gland.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cystic tumor caused by the obstruction of the duct of a small mucous gland on the under surface of the tongue, the so-called Blandin-Nuhn gland.

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

  • noun (Med.) A cyst formed under the tongue by obstruction of the duct of the submaxillary gland.

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

  • noun A small cyst on the floor of the mouth, under the tongue, which is associated with an obstruction of the major salivary gland.

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

  • noun a cyst on the underside of the tongue

Etymologies

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

[Latin rānula, swelling on the tongue, diminutive of rāna, frog; see ranunculus.]

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