glossal

[ glos-uh l, glaw-suh l ]
/ ˈglɒs əl, ˈglɔ səl /

adjective

of or relating to the tongue.

Nearby words

  1. gloss over,
  2. gloss paint,
  3. gloss.,
  4. glossa,
  5. glossae,
  6. glossalgia,
  7. glossarial,
  8. glossary,
  9. glossator,
  10. glossatorial

Origin of glossal

First recorded in 1855–60; gloss(a) + -al1

Related formssub·glos·sal, adjective

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Medicine definitions for subglossal

subglossal

[ sŭb-glôsəl ]

adj.

Below or beneath the tongue; hypoglossal.

glossal

[ glôsəl ]

adj.

Of or relating to the tongue.

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