plica sublingualis

noun
plica sub·​lin·​gua·​lis | \-ˌsəb-(ˌ)liŋ-ˈgwā-ləs \
plural plicae sublinguales\-​(ˌ)lēz \

Medical Definition of plica sublingualis 

: a transverse fold of mucous membrane that is situated at the base of the tongue on either side of the frenulum, overlies the sublingual gland, and is studded with 10 or 12 openings of the ducts of Rivinus

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