glossodynia

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glossodynia

(ˌɡlɒsəʊˈdɪnɪə)
n
(Pathology) med a condition characterized by a burning or tingling mouth region
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Noun1.glossodynia - pain in the tongue
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
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Here was a man who now for the first time found himself looking into the eyes of death-- who was passing through one of those rare moments of experience when we feel the truth of a commonplace, which is as different from what we call knowing it, as the vision of waters upon the earth is different from the delirious vision of the water which cannot be had to cool the burning tongue. When the commonplace "We must all die" transforms itself suddenly into the acute consciousness "I must die-- and soon," then death grapples us, and his fingers are cruel; afterwards, he may come to fold us in his arms as our mother did, and our last moment of dim earthly discerning may be like the first.
Sweat on the brow, a runny nose and a burning tongue means one is partaking of the authentic dish.
A chronic burning tongue and/or throat are other symptoms.