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tongue depressor

noun

Definition of tongue depressor

US

  1. :  a thin piece of wood that is rounded at both ends and that a doctor uses to press down on a patient's tongue when looking in the patient's throat



Word by Word Definitions

tongueplay
  1. :  a fleshy movable muscular process of the floor of the mouths of most vertebrates that bears sensory end organs and small glands and functions especially in taking and swallowing food and in humans as a speech organ

    :  a part of various invertebrate animals that is analogous to the tongue

    :  the flesh of a tongue (as of the ox or sheep) used as food

  1. :  scold

    :  to touch or lick with or as if with the tongue

    :  to cut a tongue on

depressorplay
  1. :  one that depresses: as

    :  a muscle that draws down a part — compare levator

    :  a device for pressing down or aside


Medical Dictionary

tongue depressor

noun

Medical Definition of tongue depressor

  1. :  a thin wooden blade rounded at both ends that is used to depress the tongue to allow for inspection of the mouth and throat




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