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lingula

[ ling-gyuh-luh ]
/ ˈlɪŋ gyə lə /
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noun, plural lin·gu·lae [ling-gyuh-lee]. /ˈlɪŋ gyəˌli/.
a tongue-shaped organ, process, or tissue.
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Origin of lingula

1655–65; <New Latin, Latin lingula, diminutive of lingua tongue; cf. ligula

OTHER WORDS FROM lingula

lin·gu·lar, adjective
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