Definition of Glossal

1. a. Of or pertaining to the tongue; lingual.



Definition of Glossal

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to the tongue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glossal

1. glossa [adj] - See also: glossa

Medical Definition of Glossal

1. The tooth surface next to your tongue or things mounted on the tooth surfaces next to your tongue. (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glossal

glory days
glory fern
glory holes
glory lily
glory pea
gloryholers
glorying
gloss
gloss-
gloss over
glossa
glossae
glossagra
glossal (current term)
glossalgia
glossanthrax
glossarial
glossarially
glossaries
glossarist
glossarists
glossary
glossas
glossata
glossator
glossators
glossatrices
glossatrix

Literary usage of Glossal

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1. An Elementary Treatise on Human Anatomy by Joseph Leidy (1889)
"Externally, it is connected with the stylo- glossal and palato-glossal muscles, and is in contact with the stylo- hyoid and digastric muscles, ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The Hyo-glossal membrane is a strong fibrous lamina which connects the under surface of the base of the tongue to the body of the hyoid bone. ..."

3. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1892)
"SINCE my return from India I have noticed a paper, by Dr Marshall, on "The Thyro-glossal Duct" in the twenty-sixth volume of this Journal, p. 94. ..."

4. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1858)
"The Valite of Sulphate of Copper in glossal Cancer. ... Patients with glossal cancer seem to resign themselves with great fortitude to their sufferings, ..."

5. Oxford Loose-leaf Surgery by F. F. Burghard, Allen Buckner Kanavel (1919)
"CHAPTER VII REMOVAL OF THE THYREO-glossal AND BRANCHIAL CYSTS AND FISTULA THYREO-glossal CYSTS THESE are formed in connexion with the tract of ..."

6. Oxford Loose-leaf Surgery by F. F. Burghard, Allen Buckner Kanavel (1919)
"REMOVAL OF A CYST OF THE TONGUE DUE TO A PERSISTENT THYREO-glossal DUCT The tumours of the tongue which are caused by the presence of a thyreo-glossal cyst ..."

7. A Treatise on physiology and hygiene by John Call Dalton (1887)
"Movements of Expression.—Facial Nerve—its Distribution—its Motive Power.—Paralysis of the Face.—Hypo- glossal Nerve.—Movements of the Tongue. ..."

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