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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
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Examples from the web for hypoglossal
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for hypoglossal

hypoglossal

/ˌhaɪpəˈɡlɒsəl/
adjective
1.
situated beneath the tongue
noun
2.
short for hypoglossal nerve
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hypoglossal 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.

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