glossal

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

adjective

of or relating to the tongue.

Origin of glossal

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

Related forms

sub·glos·sal, adjective
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Medicine definitions for subglossal (1 of 2)

subglossal

[ sŭb-glôsəl ]

adj.

Below or beneath the tongue; hypoglossal.

Medicine definitions for subglossal (2 of 2)

glossal

[ glôsəl ]

adj.

Of or relating to the tongue.
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