[hahy-puh-glos-uhl, -glaw-suhl] Anatomy.
situated under the tongue.

1825–35; hypo- + Greek glôss(a) tongue (see gloss2) + -al1

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hypoglossal (ˌhaɪpəˈɡlɒsəl)
1.  situated beneath the tongue
2.  short for hypoglossal nerve

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

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

  2. Of or relating to the hypoglossal nerve.

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Example sentences
Sometimes the descending branch of the hypoglossal nerve is contained within the sheath.
The hypoglossal nerve crosses both the internal and external carotids above, curving around the origin of the occipital artery.
The second pair of segmental arteries accompany the hypoglossal nerves to the brain and are named the hypoglossal arteries.
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