thyroglossal duct

noun

Medical Definition of thyroglossal duct

: a temporary duct connecting the embryonic thyroid gland and the tongue

Learn More About thyroglossal duct

Dictionary Entries Near thyroglossal duct

thyroglossal

thyroglossal duct

thyrohyal

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Thyroglossal duct.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thyroglossal%20duct. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!