noun, plural lig·u·lae [lig-yuh-lee] /ˈlɪg yəˌli/, lig·u·las.
Origin of ligula
Related formslig·u·lar, adjectivelig·u·loid, adjective
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.