plica sublingualis

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

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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“Plica sublingualis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/plica%20sublingualis. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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