ranula

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Late Middle English, coined by French physician and surgeon Guy de Chauliac: borrowed from Latin rānula (a little frog, a tadpole; a little swelling on the tongue of cattle).

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ranula (plural ranulae or ranulas)

  1. (pathology) A tumor or swelling located in the floor of the mouth under the tongue; specifically a bluish, domed mucocele which is associated with an obstruction of the sublingual salivary gland. [from 15th c.]

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From rāna (a frog) +‎ -ula (diminutive suffix).

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Noun[edit]

rānula f (genitive rānulae); first declension

  1. Diminutive of rāna:
    1. (literally, Classical Latin) A little frog, a tadpole. [from 2nd c.]
    2. (transferred sense, post-Classical, pathology) A little swelling on the tongue of cattle.

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rānula rānulae
Genitive rānulae rānulārum
Dative rānulae rānulīs
Accusative rānulam rānulās
Ablative rānulā rānulīs
Vocative rānula rānulae

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  • English: ranula

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