Definition of Macroglossia

1. Noun. A congenital disorder characterized by an abnormally large tongue; often seen in cases of Down's syndrome.




Definition of Macroglossia

1. n. Enlargement or hypertrophy of the tongue.

Definition of Macroglossia

1. Noun. Enlargement or hypertrophy of the tongue. ¹

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Medical Definition of Macroglossia

1. Excessively large tongue. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Macroglossia

macrogastria
macroglia
macroglia cell
macroglial
macroglial cell
macroglial cells
macroglobulin
macroglobulinaemia
macroglobulinaemias
macroglobulinemia
macroglobulinemias
macroglobulins
macroglomeruli
macroglomerulus
macroglossia (current term)
macrognathia
macrognathic
macrogol
macrogols
macrograph
macrographs
macrography
macrogyria
macrohistorian
macrohistorians
macrohistorical
macrohistories
macrohistory
macroinfauna

Literary usage of Macroglossia

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1. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"The above conditions are known as macroglossia. which is a congenital hypertrophy of the ... macroglossia in a girl eleven years old (after Humphrey). ate, ..."

2. Diseases of the Tongue by Henry Trentham Butlin, Walter George Spencer (1900)
"HYPERTROPHY OF THE TONGUE, OR macroglossia. macroglossia, including ... This is the typical form of macroglossia, and the essential feature of its pathology ..."

3. Twentieth Century Practice: An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical by Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1897)
"A rare but typical form is the purely muscular macroglossia. ... A peculiar variety of congenital muscular macroglossia is the so- called lobed tongue. ..."

4. Diseases of the Digestive Organs: With Special Reference to Their Diagnosis by Charles Dettie Aaron (1921)
"macroglossia is usually due to lymphangioma, although there is also a muscular form in ... macroglossia is sometimes a manifestation of general acromegaly. ..."

5. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1879)
"487), but subsequent observers differed in their views, some finding in cases of macroglossia, chiefly hypertrophy of the muscular elements; others, ..."

6. Pediatrics: The Hygienic and Medical Treatment of Children by Thomas Morgan Rotch (1896)
"The opposite condition, macroglossia, in which the tongue is enlarged, is more common than ... macroglossia appears in two forms. One is the fibrinous, ..."

7. Manual of the Diseases of Children by John Madison Taylor, William Hughes Wells (1901)
"FIBRINOUS macroglossia. Symptoms.—The tongue is much enlarged, is of a bluish or ... macroglossia is most frequently found in deformed subjects or cretins. ..."

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