lingua

[ling-gwuh]

noun, plural lin·guae [ling-gwee] /ˈlɪŋ gwi/.

the tongue or a part like a tongue.

Nearby words

  1. linger,
  2. lingerie,
  3. lingo,
  4. lingoe,
  5. lingonberry,
  6. lingua franca,
  7. lingua geographica,
  8. lingua geral,
  9. lingua nigra,
  10. lingua plicata

Origin of lingua

1665–75; < Latin; akin to tongue

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British Dictionary definitions for lingua

lingua

noun plural -guae (-ɡwiː) anatomy

the technical name for tongue
any tongue-like structure

Word Origin for lingua

C17: Latin

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Medicine definitions for lingua

lingua

[lĭnggwə]

n. pl. lin•guae (-gwē′)

The tongue.
A tonguelike anatomical structure.

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