Definition of Tongue tie
1. Noun. A congenital anomaly in which the mucous membrane under the tongue is too short limiting the mobility of the tongue.
Generic synonyms: Birth Defect, Congenital Abnormality, Congenital Anomaly, Congenital Defect, Congenital Disorder
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Literary usage of Tongue tie
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1. A Treatise on the physical and medical treatment of children by William Dewees (1858)
"... covered with a scab, and especially if this be attended with itching, the tar ointment should be immediately substituted. CHAPTER XIV. OF TONGUE-TIE. ..."
2. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Children by David Francis Condie (1868)
"—Tongue-Tie. Physicians are frequently called upon to relieve, by an incision, the tied tongue of infants; an accident supposed to be produced by a ..."
3. The Diseases of children, medical and surgical: Medical and Surgical by Henry Ashby, George Arthur Wright (1889)
"A common deformity, though not nearly so common as it is popularly supposed to be, is tongue-tie or congenital shortness of the ..."
4. A Practical treatise on the diseases of children by David Francis Condie (1858)
"This patient has been under the care of Sir P. Crampton, up to the present period, and he states that no such infirmity exists. 3.—Tongue-Tie. ..."
5. Treatment of the diseases of children by Charles Gilmore Kerley (1907)
"TONGUE-TIE Tongue-tie is a condition caused by the extension of the frenum forward, nearly if not quite to the tip of the tongue. ..."