sublingual

[suhb-ling-gwuh l]Anatomy
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adjective

situated under the tongue, or on the underside of the tongue.

noun

a sublingual gland, artery, or the like.

Origin of sublingual

1655–65; < New Latin sublinguālis; see sub-, lingual
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sublingual

adjective

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.

Below or beneath the tongue; hypoglossal.
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