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ranula

Definition of ranula:

part of speech: noun

See rana.

part of speech: noun

A kind of swelling or tumour under the tongue.

Usage examples:

  • Ranula furtivos statuebat quoerere amores, Mater sive daret, sive negaret iter. William Thomas Fernie in "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure".
  • In rare cases children are born with a cystic swelling in the floor of the mouth- the so- called congenital ranula Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson in "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.".
  • The sublingual ranula is the most common variety. Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson in "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.".

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