- situated under the tongue, or on the underside of the tongue.
- a sublingual gland, artery, or the like.
Origin of sublingual
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Examples from the Web for sublingual
Adenitis takes place in the submaxillary, retro-maxillary, and sublingual glands of the affected side.
Sublingual: beneath the tongue; applied to a pair of salivary glands in bees.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The submaxillary and sublingual salivary glands are also liable to be affected.
The sublingual gland lies in the floor of the mouth just beneath the mucous membrane.
The submaxillary and sublingual glands may be the seat of the same varieties of tumour as the parotid.
- anatomy situated beneath the tongue
Word Origin and History for sublingual
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Below or beneath the tongue; hypoglossal.
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