sublingual

[ suhb-ling-gwuh l ]
/ sʌbˈlɪŋ gwəl /
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adjective

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

noun

a sublingual gland, artery, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. sublimely,
  2. subliminal,
  3. subliminal advertising,
  4. subliminal perception,
  5. sublimity,
  6. sublingual artery,
  7. sublingual caruncle,
  8. sublingual cyst,
  9. sublingual duct,
  10. sublingual gland

Origin of sublingual

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

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British Dictionary definitions for sublingual

sublingual

/ (sʌbˈlɪŋɡwəl) /

adjective

anatomy situated beneath the tongue
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Word Origin and History for sublingual

sublingual

adj.

1660s; see sub- + lingual.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for sublingual

sublingual

[ sŭb-lĭnggwəl ]

adj.

Below or beneath the tongue; hypoglossal.

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