1. Below the tongue. 2. Relating to the twelfth cranial nerve, nervus hypoglossus. SYN: hypoglossus. [L. hypoglossus fr. hypo- + glossus, tongue]

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hy·po·glos·sal .hī-pə-'gläs-əl adj of or relating to the hypoglossal nerves

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hy·po·glos·sal (hi″po-glosґəl) sublingual.

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  • Hypoglossal — Hyp o*glos sal, a. [Pref. hypo + Gr. ? the tongue.] (Anat.) Under the tongue; applied esp., in the higher vertebrates, to the twelfth or last pair of cranial nerves, which are distributed to the base of the tongue. n. One of the hypoglossal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypoglossal — [hī΄pō gläs′əl, hī΄pōglôs′əl; hip΄ōgläs′əl, hip΄ōglôs′əl] adj. [ HYPO + GLOSSAL] under the tongue; esp., designating or of the motor nerves of the tongue n. a hypoglossal nerve …   English World dictionary

  • hypoglossal — adjective Date: 1831 of or relating to the hypoglossal nerves …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypoglossal — /huy peuh glos euhl, glaw seuhl/, Anat. adj. 1. situated under the tongue. n. 2. See hypoglossal nerve. [1825 35; HYPO + Gk glôss(a) tongue (see GLOSS2) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypoglossal — hy•po•glos•sal [[t]ˌhaɪ pəˈglɒs əl, ˈglɔ səl[/t]] adj. 1) anat. situated under the tongue 2) anat. hypoglossal nerve • Etymology: 1825–35; hypo + Gk glôss(a) tongue (see gloss II) + al I …   From formal English to slang

  • hypoglossal — noun supplies intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other tongue muscles • Syn: ↑hypoglossal nerve, ↑nervus hypoglosus, ↑twelfth cranial nerve • Hypernyms: ↑cranial nerve …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypoglossal — adjective of or pertaining to the area under the tongue …   Wiktionary

  • hypoglossal — adj. under the tongue (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypoglossal — hy·po·glos·sal …   English syllables

  • hypoglossal — /haɪpəˈglɒsəl/ (say huypuh glosuhl) adjective situated under the tongue wholly or in part. {hypo + Greek glossa tongue + al1} …   Australian-English dictionary

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