hypoglossal

adjective

hy·​po·​glos·​sal ˌhī-pə-ˈglä-səl How to pronounce hypoglossal (audio)
: of or relating to the hypoglossal nerves

Word History

Etymology

New Latin hypoglōssus (in nervus hypoglōssus "hypoglossal nerve," from hypo- hypo- + -glōssus, borrowed from Greek -glōssos, adjective derivative of glôssa, glôtta "tongue") + -al entry 1 — more at gloss entry 3

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypoglossal was in 1831

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Cite this Entry

“Hypoglossal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypoglossal. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

hypoglossal

adjective
hy·​po·​glos·​sal ˌhī-pə-ˈgläs-əl How to pronounce hypoglossal (audio)
: of or relating to the hypoglossal nerves
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