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

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  • Hypoglossal nerve — The hypoglossal nerve is the twelfth cranial nerve. The twelve cranial nerves, the hypoglossal nerve included, emerge from or enter the skull (the cranium), as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column. The hypoglossal… …   Medical dictionary

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