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hypoglossal

[hahy-puh-glos-uh l, -glaw-suh l] /ˌhaɪ pəˈglɒs əl, -ˈglɔ səl/ Anatomy
adjective
1.
situated under the tongue.
noun
Origin of hypoglossal
1825-1835
1825-35; hypo- + Greek glôss(a) tongue (see gloss2) + -al1
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Examples from the Web for hypoglossal
Historical Examples
  • In a median longitudinal section of the skull the hypoglossal foramen is seen, and just in front of it a small foramen for a vein.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • Some branches of the cervical plexus, and the hypoglossal nerve are also shown.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • Just external to the foramen magnum is a small foramen for the exit of the hypoglossal nerve (figs. 44 and 45, XII).

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The motor nerve of the tongue is the ninth pair, the hypoglossal.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • The vertebral spinal part—the region of the hypoglossal nerves.

    The Origin of Vertebrates Walter Holbrook Gaskell
  • Other cranial nerves, particularly the oculomotor and the hypoglossal, may also be implicated.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
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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