ranula

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noun ran·u·la \ˈran-yə-lə\

Definition of ranula

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

Origin and Etymology of ranula

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


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

ranula

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noun ran·u·la \ˈran-yə-lə\

Medical Definition of ranula

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


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