Definitions for ranulaˈræn yə lə

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  1. ranula(noun)

    a cyst on the underside of the tongue

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  1. ranula(Noun)

    A small cyst on the floor of the mouth, under the tongue, which is associated with an obstruction of the major salivary gland.

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  1. Ranula(noun)

    a cyst formed under the tongue by obstruction of the duct of the submaxillary gland

  2. Origin: [L., a little frog, a little swelling on the tongue of cattle, dim. of rana a frog.]

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  1. Ranula

    A ranula is a type of mucocele found on the floor of the mouth. Ranulas present as a swelling of connective tissue consisting of collected mucin from a ruptured salivary gland duct, which is usually caused by local trauma. If they are small and not problematic, then they are left alone, but otherwise minor oral surgery may be required.

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  1. Ranula

    A form of retention cyst of the floor of the mouth, usually due to obstruction of the ducts of the submaxillary or sublingual glands, presenting a slowly enlarging painless deep burrowing mucocele of one side of the mouth. It is also called sublingual cyst and sublingual ptyalocele.

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