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sublingual

[suhb-ling-gwuh l]Anatomy
adjective
  1. situated under the tongue, or on the underside of the tongue.
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noun
  1. a sublingual gland, artery, or the like.
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Origin of sublingual

1655–65; < New Latin sublinguālis; see sub-, lingual
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British Dictionary definitions for sublingual

sublingual

adjective
  1. anatomy situated beneath the tongue
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Word Origin and History for sublingual

adj.

1660s; see sub- + lingual.

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sublingual in Medicine

sublingual

(sŭb-lĭnggwəl)
adj.
  1. Below or beneath the tongue; hypoglossal.
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