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hypoglossal

[ hahy-puh-glos-uhl, -glaw-suhl ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈglɒs əl, -ˈglɔ səl /
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adjective

situated under the tongue.

noun

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Origin of hypoglossal

1825–35; hypo- + Greek glôss(a) tongue (see gloss2) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for hypoglossal

hypoglossal
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈɡlɒsəl) /

adjective

situated beneath the tongue

noun

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Medical definitions for hypoglossal

hypoglossal
[ hī′pə-glôsəl ]

adj.

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