[ran-yuh-luh] /ˈræn yə lə/

noun, Pathology.
a cystic tumor formed beneath the tongue, caused by obstruction of the sublingual or submaxillary gland or of a mucous gland.
a saliva-filled cyst that develops under the tongue

ranula ran·u·la (rān’yə-lə)
A cyst on the underside of the tongue or the mouth floor caused by an obstructed salivary gland duct. Also called ptyalocele, sialocele, sublingual cyst.
ran’u·lar (-lər) adj.


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