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Definitions for ranula
ˈræn yə ləran·u·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ranulanoun

    a cyst on the underside of the tongue

Wiktionary

  1. ranulanoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. RANULAnoun

    Ranula is a soft swelling, possessing those salivals under the tongue: it is made by congestion, and its progress filleth up the space between the jaws, and maketh a tumour externally under the chin. Richard Wiseman Surgery.

    Etymology: Latin.

Wikipedia

  1. Ranula

    A ranula is a mucus extravasation cyst involving a sublingual gland and is a type of mucocele found on the floor of the mouth. Ranulae present as a swelling of connective tissue consisting of collected mucin from a ruptured salivary gland caused by local trauma. If small and asymptomatic further treatment may not be needed, otherwise minor oral surgery may be indicated.

ChatGPT

  1. ranula

    A ranula is a type of cyst or swelling that typically occurs on the floor of the mouth. It is caused by a blockage in the is salivary glands, which leads to a buildup of fluid. The term "ranula" is derived from the Latin word for "frog" due to the swelling's frog-like appearance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ranulanoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ranula

    ran′ū-la, n. a tumour on the tongue of cattle.—adj. Ran′ūlar. [L.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  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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  1. alraun

  2. alruna

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ranula in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ranula in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4


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