ranula

noun

ran·​u·​la ˈran-yə-lə How to pronounce ranula (audio)
: a cyst formed under the tongue by obstruction of a gland duct

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, swelling on the tongue of cattle, from diminutive of rana frog

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ranula was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Ranula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranula. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

ranula

noun
ran·​u·​la ˈran-yə-lə How to pronounce ranula (audio)
: a cyst formed under the tongue by obstruction of a gland duct
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