situated under the tongue, or on the underside of the tongue.
a sublingual gland, artery, or the like.
(anatomy) situated beneath the tongue
sublingual sub·lin·gual (sŭb-lĭng’gwəl)
Below or beneath the tongue; hypoglossal.
- Sublingual artery
sublingual artery n. An artery with origin in the lingual artery, with distribution to the extrinsic muscles of the tongue, the sublingual gland, and the mucosa of the region, and with anastomoses to the artery of the opposite side and the submental artery.
- Sublingual caruncle
sublingual caruncle n. A papilla on each side of the frenulum of the tongue marking the opening of the submandibular duct.
- Sublingual cyst
sublingual cyst n. See ranula.
- Sublingual duct
sublingual duct n. Major sublingual duct. Minor sublingual duct.