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ran·u·la

 (răn′yə-lə)
n.
A cyst on the underside of the tongue caused by the obstruction of a duct of a salivary gland.

[Latin rānula, swelling on the tongue, diminutive of rāna, frog; see ranunculus.]
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ranula

(ˈrænjʊlə)
n
(Veterinary Science) a saliva-filled cyst that develops under the tongue
[C17: from Latin rana frog + -ula from Latin -ulus, small]
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ran•u•la

(ˈræn yə lə)

n., pl. -las.
a cystic growth on the underside of the tongue.
[1650–60; < Latin rānula little frog, swelling =rān(a) frog + -ula -ule]
ran′u•lar, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ranula - a cyst on the underside of the tongueranula - a cyst on the underside of the tongue
cyst - a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure
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ran·u·la

n. ránula, quiste situado debajo de la lengua causado por la obstrucción de un canal glandular.
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