n. A condition marked by the unusual shortness of the lingual frenum, which causes the tongue to experience a restricted range of movement - thus creating speech production problems. Also knows as a tongue tic.

ANKYLOGLOSSIA: "A person with ankyloglossia will be unable to touch his or her nose with his or her tongue because the tongue is restricted in movement by a shorter lingual frenum. "
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