hypoglossal

adjective
hy·​po·​glos·​sal | \ ˌhī-pə-ˈglä-səl How to pronounce hypoglossal (audio) \

Definition of hypoglossal

: of or relating to the hypoglossal nerves

First Known Use of hypoglossal

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypoglossal

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

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The first known use of hypoglossal was in 1831

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“Hypoglossal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypoglossal. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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hypoglossal

adjective
hy·​po·​glos·​sal | \ ˌhī-pə-ˈgläs-əl How to pronounce hypoglossal (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypoglossal

: of or relating to the hypoglossal nerves

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