ankyloglossia


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ankyloglossia

 [ang″kĭ-lo-glos´e-ah]
abnormal shortness of the frenulum of the tongue, resulting in limitation of its motion; called also tongue-tie.
ankyloglossia superior extensive adhesion of the tongue to the palate, sometimes with limb deformities.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·ky·lo·glos·si·a

(ang'ki-lō-glos'ē-ă), [MIM 106280]
Partial or complete fusion of the tongue to the floor of the mouth; abnormal shortness of the frenulum linguae.
Synonym(s): tongue-tie
[ankylo- + G. glōssa, tongue]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ankyloglossia

Tongue-tie, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

an·ky·lo·glos·si·a

(ang'ki-lō-glos'ē-ă)
1.Partial or complete fusion of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
2. Abnormal shortness of the frenulum linguae.
Synonym(s): tongue-tie.
[ankylo- + G. glōssa, tongue]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ankyloglossia

Tongue-tied condition due to an unduly tight central fold of mucous membrane connecting the under side of the tongue to the floor of the mouth (FRENULUM). This is easily relieved by snipping the frenulum with scissors.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

an·ky·lo·glos·si·a

(ang'ki-lō-glos'ē-ă)
Partial or complete fusion of the tongue to the floor of the mouth; abnormal shortness of the frenulum linguae.
[ankylo- + G. glōssa, tongue]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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ankyloglossia) occurs when the frenum--the web of tissue that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth--is too thick, too short, or (in my son's case) connected to the tip of the tongue.
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