glossoptosis


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Related to glossoptosis: arachnodactyly, Stickler syndrome

glos·sop·to·sis

, glossoptosia (glos'op-tō'sis, -op-tō'sē-ă),
Displacement of the tongue toward the pharynx.
[glosso- + G. ptōsis, a falling]

glossoptosis

[glos′optō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, glossa + ptosis, falling
the retraction or downward displacement of the tongue.

glos·sop·to·sis

, glossoptosia (glos'op-tō'sis, -op-tō'sē-ă)
Displacement of tongue toward pharynx.
[glosso- + G. ptōsis, a falling]

glossoptosis,

n a downward displacement of the tongue; a severe displacement may occlude the airway.