- 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.
It is usually due to an imperfect development of the duct of the submaxillary or sublingual gland.
- anatomy situated beneath the tongue
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Word Origin and History for sublingual
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Below or beneath the tongue; hypoglossal.
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