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lingula

[ling-gyuh-luh]
noun, plural lin·gu·lae [ling-gyuh-lee] /ˈlɪŋ gyəˌli/.
  1. 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
Related formslin·gu·lar, adjective
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lingular in Medicine

lingular

(lĭnggyə-lər)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to a lingula.
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lingula

(lĭnggyə-lə)
n. pl. -lae (-lē′)
  1. Any of several tongue-shaped processes.
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