macroglossia

Enlargement of the tongue, either developmental in origin or secondary to a neoplasm or vascular hamartoma. SYN: megaloglossia. [macro- + G. glossa, tongue]

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mac·ro·glos·sia .mak-rō-'gläs-ē-ə, -'glȯs- n pathological and commonly congenital enlargement of the tongue

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n.
an abnormally large tongue. It may be due to a congenital defect, such as thyroid deficiency (cretinism); to infiltration of the tongue with amyloid or a tumour; or to obstruction of the lymph vessels.

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mac·ro·glos·sia (mak″ro-glosґe-ə) [macro- + gloss- + -ia] excessive size of the tongue.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Macroglossia — Mac ro*glos si*a, n. [NL. See {Macro }, and {Glossa}.] (Med.) Enlargement or hypertrophy of the tongue. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • macroglossia — ▪ pathology       enlargement of the tongue, due to overdevelopment of the muscle or the accumulation of material within the tongue. Muscular hypertrophy may be congenital, as in Down syndrome, or may develop later in life, as in acromegaly.… …   Universalium

  • macroglossia — noun Enlargement or hypertrophy of the tongue …   Wiktionary

  • macroglòssia — ma|cro|glòs|si|a Mot Esdrúixol Nom femení …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • macroglossia — ma·cro·glos·sì·a s.f. TS med. eccessivo sviluppo della lingua {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1895. ETIMO: comp. di macro e glossia …   Dizionario italiano

  • macroglossia — pl.f. macroglossie …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • macroglossia — mac·ro·glos·sia …   English syllables

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