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ranula

[ ran-yuh-luh ]
/ ˈræn yə lə /
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noun Pathology.
a cystic tumor formed beneath the tongue, caused by obstruction of the sublingual or submaxillary gland or of a mucous gland.
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Origin of ranula

1650–60; <Latin rānula little frog, swelling, equivalent to rān(a) frog + -ula-ule

OTHER WORDS FROM ranula

ran·u·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ranula

ranula
/ (ˈrænjʊlə) /

noun
a saliva-filled cyst that develops under the tongue

Word Origin for ranula

C17: from Latin rana frog + -ula from Latin -ulus, small
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Medical definitions for ranula

ranula
[ rănyə-lə ]

n.
A cyst on the underside of the tongue or the mouth floor caused by an obstructed salivary gland duct.ptyalocele sialocele sublingual cyst

Other words from ranula

ranu•lar (-lər) adj.
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