tongue-tie


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tongue-tie

(tŭng′tī′)
n.
Restricted mobility of the tongue resulting from abnormal shortness of the frenum.
tr.v. tongue-tied, tongue-ty·ing, tongue-ties
To make tongue-tied.

tongue-tie

n
(Pathology) a congenital condition in which the tongue has restricted mobility as the result of an abnormally short frenulum

tongue′-tie`



n., v. -tied, -ty•ing. n.
1. impeded motion of the tongue caused esp. by shortness of the frenum, which binds it to the floor of the mouth.
v.t.
2. to make tongue-tied.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.tongue-tie - deprive of speechtongue-tie - deprive of speech; "When he met his idol, the young man was tongue-tied"
deprive - keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
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Decades ago, it was routine for midwives to quickly cut the tongue with a nail if they noticed it was tied after birth, but stricter health and safety rules eradicated that practice even though as many as one in ten babies may be born with tongue-tie.
Decades ago, it was routine for midwives to cut the tongue with a nail if they noticed it was tied after birth, but stricter health and safety rules stopped that practice, even though as many as one in ten babies may be born with tongue-tie.
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