Ranula

A ranula is a type of mucocele found on the floor of the mouth. Ranulas present as a swelling of connective tissue consisting of collected mucin from a ruptured salivary gland duct, which is usually caused by local trauma. The Latin rana means frog, and a ranula is so named because its appearance is sometimes compared to a frog`s underbelly. ==Ap.
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ranula

[n] - a cyst on the underside of the tongue
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Ranula

Ran'u·la (răn'u*lȧ) noun [ Latin , a little frog, a little swelling on the tongue of cattle, dim. of rana a frog.] (Medicine) A cyst formed under the tongue by obstruction of the duct of the submaxillary gland.
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ranula

<medicine> A cyst formed under the tongue by obstruction of the duct of the submaxillary gland. ... Origin: L, a little frog, a little swelling on the tongue of cattle, dim. Of rana a frog. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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ranula

noun a cyst on the underside of the tongue
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ranula

(ran´u-lә) a cystic tumor beneath the tongue due to obstruction and dilatation of the sublingual or submaxillary gland or of a mucous gland. adj., ran´ular., adj.
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Ranula

• (n.) A cyst formed under the tongue by obstruction of the duct of the submaxillary gland.
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Ranula

A cyst that can develop under the tongue on the floor of the mouth.
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ranula

Type: Term Pronunciation: ran′yū-lă Definitions: 1. Hypoglottis. 2. Any cystic tumor of the undersurface of the tongue or floor of the mouth, especially one of the floor of the mouth due to obstruction of the duct of the sublingual glands. Synonyms: ptyalocele, ranine tumor, sialocele, sublingual cyst
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