• synonyms


See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun, plural lin·gu·lae [ling-gyuh-lee] /ˈlɪŋ gyəˌli/.
  1. a tongue-shaped organ, process, or tissue.
Show More

Origin of lingula

1655–65; < New Latin, Latin lingula, diminutive of lingua tongue; cf. ligula
Related formslin·gu·lar, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for lingula

Historical Examples

lingula in Medicine


n. pl. -lae (-lē′)
  1. Any of several tongue-shaped processes.
Show More
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.