hypoglossal

adjective hy·po·glos·sal \ ˌhī-pə-ˈglä-səl \

Definition of hypoglossal

: of or relating to the hypoglossal nerves

Origin and Etymology of hypoglossal

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


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hypoglossal

adjective hy·po·glos·sal \ ˌhī-pə-ˈgläs-əl \

medical Definition of hypoglossal

: of or relating to the hypoglossal nerves

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