Definitions for: Tongue Tie


[n] a congenital anomaly in which the mucous membrane under the tongue is too short limiting the mobility of the tongue
[v] deprive of speech; "When he met his idol, the young man was tongue-tied"



Webster (1913) Definition: Tongue"-tie`, n. (Med.)
Impeded motion of the tongue because of the shortness of the
fr[ae]num, or of the adhesion of its margins to the gums.
--Dunglison.


Tongue"-tie`, v. t.
To deprive of speech or the power of speech, or of distinct
articulation.

Synonyms: ankyloglossia

See Also: birth defect, congenital abnormality, congenital anomaly, congenital defect, congenital disorder, deprive

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