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Medical Term:

hypoglossal

Pronunciation: hi'po-glos'al

Definition:

  1. Below the tongue.
  2. Relating to the twelfth cranial nerve (nervus hypoglossus).

Synonym(s): hypoglossus

[L. hypoglossus fr. hypo- + glossus, tongue]

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