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.

Nearby words

  1. linguistic universal,
  2. linguistical,
  3. linguistician,
  4. linguistics,
  5. linguiça,
  6. lingular,
  7. lingulate,
  8. lingulectomy,
  9. linguo-,
  10. linguoclusion

Origin of lingula

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

Related formslin·gu·lar, adjective

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Medicine definitions for lingula

lingula

[ lĭnggyə-lə ]

n. pl. -lae (-lē′)

Any of several tongue-shaped processes.

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