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lingua

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

the tongue or a part like a tongue.

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Origin of lingua

1665–75; <Latin; akin to tongue
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British Dictionary definitions for lingua

lingua
/ (ˈlɪŋɡwə) /

noun plural -guae (-ɡwiː) anatomy

the technical name for tongue
any tongue-like structure

Word Origin for lingua

C17: Latin
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Medical definitions for lingua

lingua
[ lĭnggwə ]

n. pl. lin•guae (-gwē′)

The tongue.
A tonguelike anatomical structure.
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