What does macroglossia mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. macroglossia(noun)

    a congenital disorder characterized by an abnormally large tongue; often seen in cases of Down's syndrome


  1. macroglossia(Noun)

    Enlargement or hypertrophy of the tongue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Macroglossia(noun)

    enlargement or hypertrophy of the tongue

  2. Origin: [NL. See Macro-, and Glossa.]


  1. Macroglossia

    Macroglossia is the medical term for an unusually large tongue. Severe enlargement of the tongue can cause cosmetic and functional difficulties including in speaking, eating, swallowing and sleeping. Macroglossia is uncommon, and usually occurs in children. There are many causes. Treatment is dependent upon the exact cause

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Macroglossia

    The presence of an excessively large tongue, which may be congenital or may develop as a result of a tumor or edema due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels, or it may occur in association with hyperpituitarism or acromegaly. It also may be associated with malocclusion because of pressure of the tongue on the teeth. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of macroglossia in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of macroglossia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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