ankyloglossia

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Noun1.ankyloglossia - a congenital anomaly in which the mucous membrane under the tongue is too short limiting the mobility of the tongueankyloglossia - a congenital anomaly in which the mucous membrane under the tongue is too short limiting the mobility of the tongue
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Additionally, another study reported that the frenulum attachment to the tongue and to the floor of the mouth does not change during life [8].
In order for the lingual frenulum attachment to be classified as normal, it needs to extend from halfway on the sublingual face down to the floor of the mouth [10-12].
This occurs because the anterior third of the tongue, necessary for the articulation of these phones, is prevented from rising up to the alveolar region, due to the mechanical hindrance caused by the shortening and/or alteration in the lingual frenulum attachment [23].