lingula

[ ling-gyuh-luh ]
/ ˈlɪŋ gyə lə /

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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Medical definitions for lingula

lingula
[ lĭnggyə-lə ]

n. pl. -lae (-lē′)

Any of several tongue-shaped processes.
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