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Definition of "glossal" []

  • Of or relating to the tongue. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "glossal" in a sentence
  • "_ -- 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."
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