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hypoglottis

[ hahy-puh-glot-is ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈglɒt ɪs /
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noun
Anatomy. the underside of the tongue.
Pathology. ranula.
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Also hy·po·glos·sis [hahy-puh-glos-is, -glaw-sis]. /ˌhaɪ pəˈglɒs ɪs, -ˈglɔ sɪs/.

Origin of hypoglottis

From the Greek word hypoglōttís, dating back to 1650–60. See hypo-, glottis
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Medical definitions for hypoglottis

hypoglottis
[ hī′pə-glŏtĭs ]

n.
The undersurface of the tongue.
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