ranula

noun
ran·​u·​la | \ ˈran-yə-lə How to pronounce ranula (audio) \

Definition of ranula

: a cyst formed under the tongue by obstruction of a gland duct

First Known Use of ranula

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ranula

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

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“Ranula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranula. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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ranula

noun
ran·​u·​la | \ ˈran-yə-lə How to pronounce ranula (audio) \

Medical Definition of ranula

: a cyst formed under the tongue by obstruction of a gland duct

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