noun, plural lig·u·lae [lig-yuh-lee] /ˈlɪg yəˌli/, lig·u·las.
Origin of ligula
Examples from the Web for ligula
In this case, only the actual tongue (or ligula) and its paragloss are figured.Wild Bees, Wasps and Ants|Edward Saunders
In the common seal have also been found Ligula crispa, Schistocephalus dimorphus, and Echinorhynchus strumosus.Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
Tubus: a term used to designate the corneous base of a ligula: the sheath of the tongue.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
According to circumstances it might perhaps be denominated Lingua or Ligula.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
Paraglossa, par-a-glos′a, n. one of the two appendages of the ligula in insects.