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ranula

 [ran´u-lah]
a cystic tumor beneath the tongue due to obstruction and dilatation of the sublingual or submaxillary gland or of a mucous gland. adj., adj ran´ular.
pancreatic ranula a retention cyst of the pancreatic duct.

ran·u·la

(ran'yū-lă),
1. Hypoglottis.
2. Any cystic tumor of the undersurface of the tongue or floor of the mouth, especially one of the floor of the mouth due to obstruction of the duct of the sublingual glands. Synonym(s): ptyalocele, ranine tumor, sialocele, sublingual cyst
[L. tadpole, dim. of rana, frog]

ranula

/ran·u·la/ (ran´u-lah) a cystic tumor beneath the tongue.ran´ular
pancreatic ranula  a retention cyst of the pancreatic duct.

ranula

(răn′yə-lə)
n.
A cyst on the underside of the tongue caused by the obstruction of a duct of a salivary gland.

ranula

[ran′yoo͡lə] pl. ranulae
Etymology: L, rana, frog
a large mucocele in the floor of the mouth, usually caused by obstruction of the ducts of the sublingual salivary glands and less commonly caused by obstruction of the ducts of the submandibular salivary glands. Also called hydroglossa.
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Anatomy
An obsolete synonym for hypoglottis, see there.
  
Medspeak
A nonspecific term for a sublingual retention cyst.

ran·u·la

(ran'yū-lă)
1. Hypoglottis.
2. Any cystic tumor of the undersurface of the tongue or floor of the mouth, especially one of the floor of the mouth due to obstruction of the duct of the sublingual glands.
Synonym(s): ptyalocele, sialocele, sublingual cyst.
[L. tadpole, dim. of rana, frog]

ranula

A translucent, saliva-filled cyst under the tongue caused by obstruction of the duct of one of the salivary glands, usually by a salivary stone (calculus). Treatment is by opening the cyst and stitching the edges of the incision to keep it open (MARSUPIALIZATION).

ran·u·la

(ran'yū-lă)
Any cystic tumor of the undersurface of the tongue or floor of the mouth.
Synonym(s): sialocele.
[L. tadpole, dim. of rana, frog]

ranula (ran´ūlə),

n a large mucocele in the floor of the oral cavity. It usually results from obstruction of the ducts of the sublingual salivary glands. Less often, it results from obstruction of the ducts of the submandibular salivary glands.
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ranula

a cystic enlargement beneath the tongue due to obstruction and dilatation of the sublingual or submaxillary gland.

pancreatic ranula
a retention cyst of the pancreatic duct.