hairy tongue

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hairy tongue - a benign side effect of some antibiotics; dark overgrowth of the papillae of the tongue
side effect - a secondary and usually adverse effect of a drug or therapy; "severe headaches are one of the side effects of the drug"
References in periodicals archive ?
A Black Hairy Tongue is a temporary harmless condition that gives your tongue a dark hairy appearance.
Hairy tongue is caused by excessive bacterial or yeast growth in the mouth that could develop due to several reasons including a reaction to anti- biotics or in case of several other medical conditions.
The most common tongue conditions are geographic tongue, followed by fissured tongue and hairy tongue [4].