glosso-, gloss-, -glossa, -glossia

(Greek: tongue; language, speech)

The human tongue is only a few inches from the brain, but they seem to be miles apart when you listen to some people talk.

A reference to the tongue, the pharynx, and the lips.
glossophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
The extreme avoidance of speaking in public or of trying to speak: Melanie, who was a very quiet person and had a problem of stuttering, hated talking in front of others and her doctor said that she suffered from glossophobia.
glossoplasty (GLAHS oh plas" tee) (s) (noun), glossoplasties (pl)
Plastic surgery on the tongue with the purpose of repairing it because of some injury or disease.
Paralysis of the tongue; usually, unilateral, which may result from cerebral hemorrhage, disease, or injury that involves the hypoglossal nerve.
A reference to paralysis of the tongue.
1. A downward displacement or retraction of the tongue towards the pharynx.
2. A dropping of the tongue downward out of its normal position.
A burning sensation of the tongue.
1. Surgical suturing (sewing together) of the tongue.
2. Suture of a wound of the tongue.
Diagnostic medical inspection of the tongue.
1. Spasmodic contraction of the tongue.
2. Spasm of the tongue muscles.
1. The surgical incision of the tongue.
2. The dissection of the tongue.
1. A hairy tongue which is a benign side effect of some antibiotics; dark overgrowth of the papillae of the tongue.
2. A benign hairy condition of the tongue characterized by hypertrophy of the filiform papillae, giving the dorsum of the tongue a furry appearance.

The color of the elongated papillae varies from yellowish white to brown or black (black hairy tongue), depending upon staining by substances; such as, tobacco, foods, or drugs.

The creation of artificial languages.
1. Surgery in which the tongue is divided lengthwise and one half is removed, usually because of cancer.
2. Resection of one side of the tongue.
1. Referring to, or pertaining to, the hyoglossus muscle. 2. Relating to, or connecting, the tongue and hyodean arch; such as, the hyoglossal membrane.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "talk, speak, speech; words, language; tongue, etc.": cit-; clam-; dic-; fa-; -farious; glotto-; lalo-; linguo-; locu-; logo-; loqu-; mythico-; -ology; ora-; -phasia; -phemia; phon-; phras-; Quotes: Language,Part 1; Quotes: Language, Part 2; Quotes: Language, Part 3; serm-; tongue; voc-.