ranula

ranula

[ran-yuh-luh]
noun Pathology.
a cystic tumor formed beneath the tongue, caused by obstruction of the sublingual or submaxillary gland or of a mucous gland.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin rānula little frog, swelling, equivalent to rān(a) frog + -ula -ule

ranular, adjective
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ranula (ˈrænjʊlə)
 
n
a saliva-filled cyst that develops under the tongue
 
[C17: from Latin rana frog + -ula from Latin -ulus, small]

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ranula ran·u·la (rān'yə-lə)
n.
A cyst on the underside of the tongue or the mouth floor caused by an obstructed salivary gland duct. Also called ptyalocele, sialocele, sublingual cyst.


ran'u·lar (-lər) adj.
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