follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

hypoglossal

[hahy-puh-glos-uh l, -glaw-suh l] /ˌhaɪ pəˈglɒs əl, -ˈglɔ səl/
adjective
1.
situated under the tongue.
noun
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; hypo- + Greek glôss(a) tongue (see gloss2) + -al1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for hypo glossal

hypoglossal

/ˌhaɪpəˈɡlɒsəl/
adjective
1.
situated beneath the tongue
noun
2.
short for hypoglossal nerve
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
hypo glossal in Medicine

hypoglossal hy·po·glos·sal (hī'pə-glô'səl)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to the area under the tongue.

  2. Of or relating to the hypoglossal nerve.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hypoglossal

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hypo

12
11
Scrabble Words With Friends