Definitions for ranulaˈræn yə lə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ran•u•laˈræn yə lə(n.)(pl.)-las.
a cystic growth on the underside of the tongue.
Origin of ranula:
1650–60; < L rānula little frog, swelling =rān(a) frog +-ula -ule
a cyst on the underside of the tongue
A small cyst on the floor of the mouth, under the tongue, which is associated with an obstruction of the major salivary gland.
a cyst formed under the tongue by obstruction of the duct of the submaxillary gland
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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.