sublingual

adjective
sub·​lin·​gual | \ ˌsəb-ˈliŋ-gwəl How to pronounce sublingual (audio) , -gyə-wəl \

Definition of sublingual

: situated or administered under the tongue sublingual glands sublingual tablets

Examples of sublingual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the sublingual tablets—which dissolve under your tongue—have only been approved for four specific allergens (including dust mites and grass), allergy shots are effective in treating multiple allergens. Alyssa Jung, Good Housekeeping, "The Most Common Spring Allergy Symptoms and How to Get Some Relief," 20 Jan. 2021 Fortunately, there is a method that can solve many of these issues: sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT). Adele Jackson-gibson, Good Housekeeping, "9 Most Effective Natural Remedies to Treat Seasonal Allergies, According to Experts," 24 Mar. 2020 Tinctures and sublingual sprays can offer effects quickly, while edibles and oils have a slower release, leading to a longer period of sleep. Sari Frances, chicagotribune.com, "How to use CBD for a better night’s sleep," 19 Sep. 2019 Tinctures and sublingual sprays can offer effects quickly, while edibles and oils have a slower release, leading to a longer period of sleep. Sari Frances, chicagotribune.com, "How to use CBD for a better night’s sleep," 19 Sep. 2019 Tinctures and sublingual sprays can offer effects quickly, while edibles and oils have a slower release, leading to a longer period of sleep. Sari Frances, chicagotribune.com, "How to use CBD for a better night’s sleep," 19 Sep. 2019 Tinctures and sublingual sprays can offer effects quickly, while edibles and oils have a slower release, leading to a longer period of sleep. Sari Frances, chicagotribune.com, "How to use CBD for a better night’s sleep," 19 Sep. 2019 Those certifications were for low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana by sublingual, suppository or topical routes. Christine Sexton, sun-sentinel.com, "How much medical marijuana is used in Florida, and who provides it, to be reviewed," 6 Dec. 2019 Tinctures and sublingual sprays can offer effects quickly, while edibles and oils have a slower release, leading to a longer period of sleep. Sari Frances, chicagotribune.com, "How to use CBD for a better night’s sleep," 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of sublingual

1661, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sublingual

New Latin sublingualis, from Latin sub- + lingua tongue — more at tongue

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“Sublingual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sublingual. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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sublingual

adjective
sub·​lin·​gual | \ ˌsəb-ˈliŋ-g(yə-)wəl, ˈsəb- How to pronounce sublingual (audio) \

Medical Definition of sublingual

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : situated or administered under the tongue sublingual tablets
2 : of or relating to the sublingual glands

Other Words from sublingual

sublingually \ -​ē How to pronounce sublingual (audio) \ adverb

sublingual

noun

Medical Definition of sublingual (Entry 2 of 2)

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