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lingula

[ling-gyuh-luh] /ˈlɪŋ gyə lə/
noun, plural lingulae
[ling-gyuh-lee] /ˈlɪŋ gyəˌli/ (Show IPA)
1.
a tongue-shaped organ, process, or tissue.
Origin of lingula
1655-1665
1655-65; < New Latin, Latin lingula, diminutive of lingua tongue; cf. ligula
Related forms
lingular, adjective
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lingula lin·gu·la (lĭng'gyə-lə)
n. pl. -lae (-lē')
Any of several tongue-shaped processes.

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