Ankyloglossia: A minor congenital anomaly (birth defect) in which the flap of mucous membrane under the tongue (known as the frenum) is too short and limits the normal mobility of the tongue.
Ankyloglossia is also called tongue tie from the folk belief that the anomaly causes feeding and speech problems. A child cannot feed or speak properly because their tongue is "tied." This belief is popular but unfounded.
Tongue-tie; abnormal shortness of the frenulum of the tongue, resulting in limitation of its motion. a. superior â€” extensive adhesion of the tongue to the palate.
Most of us think of tongue-tie as a situation we find ourselves in when we are too excited to speak. Actually, tongue-tie is the non-medical term for a relatively common ...
A look at the functional effects and treatment for ankyloglossia, or tongue tie.
Care guide for Ankyloglossia possible causes, signs and symptoms, standard treatment options and means of care and support.
ankyloglossia /anÂ·kyÂ·loÂ·glosÂ·sia/ (-glosÂ´e-ah) tongue-tie. ankyloglossia supeÂ´rior extensive adhesion of the tongue to the palate, associated with deformities ...