noun, plural lin·gu·lae [ling-gyuh-lee] /ˈlɪŋ gyəˌli/.
Origin of lingula
Related formslin·gu·lar, adjective
Examples from the Web for lingula
The genus Lingula (Mollusca) has also come down from remotest ages, having outlived all its earlier associates.Geology|James Geikie
The Buglossus solea or soale plana and oculata as also the Lingula or small soale all in very great plentie.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne|Thomas Browne
In addition to the printed species, an anomalous Pinna, which I doubt not was the Lingula anatina, is here described.
Having minute hairs as in Orbicula, Lingula, &c. and the jointed feelers of the Cirripedes.A Conchological Manual|George Brettingham Sowerby
In invertebrates, for example, a lingula from the Cambrian has reached a definite point of development from some earlier ancestor.