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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ranula

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

Anatomy
An obsolete synonym for hypoglottis, see there.
  
Medspeak
A nonspecific term for a sublingual retention cyst.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012