nounpl. -·las, -·lae
a cyst under the tongue, usually caused by the obstruction of a salivary gland duct
Origin of ranulaL, little frog, such a swelling on a cow's tongue, diminutive of rana, frog: so called uncertain or unknown; perhaps from fancied resemblance
A cyst on the underside of the tongue caused by the obstruction of a duct of a salivary gland.
Origin of ranulaLatin rānula swelling on the tongue diminutive of rāna frog ; see ranunculus .