ranula

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ranula a cyst on the underside of the tongue
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ranula (Med) A cyst formed under the tongue by obstruction of the duct of the submaxillary gland.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ranula A cystic tumor caused by the obstruction of the duct of a small mucous gland on the under surface of the tongue, the so-called Blandin-Nuhn gland. The term has been applied, however, with considerable looseness, to other tumors in or near this place presenting some resemblance to true ranulæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ranula ran′ū-la a tumour on the tongue of cattle
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a little frog, a little swelling on the tongue of cattle, dim. of rana, a frog
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage


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A hemangioma on the floor of the mouth presenting as a ranula .
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