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lingua

[ling-gwuh] /ˈlɪŋ gwə/
noun, plural linguae
[ling-gwee] /ˈlɪŋ gwi/ (Show IPA)
1.
the tongue or a part like a tongue.
Origin of lingua
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin; akin to tongue

lapsus linguae

[lahp-soo s ling-gwahy; English lap-suh s ling-gwee] /ˈlɑp sʊs ˈlɪŋ gwaɪ; English ˈlæp səs ˈlɪŋ gwi/
noun, Latin.
1.
a slip of the tongue.
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British Dictionary definitions for linguae

lapsus linguae

/ˈlɪŋɡwiː/
noun
1.
a slip of the tongue
Word Origin
Latin

lingua

/ˈlɪŋɡwə/
noun (anatomy) (pl) -guae (-ɡwiː)
1.
the technical name for tongue
2.
any tongue-like structure
Word Origin
C17: Latin
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linguae in Medicine

lingua lin·gua (lĭng'gwə)
n. pl. lin·guae (-gwē')

  1. The tongue.

  2. A tonguelike anatomical structure.

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