Definition of Ligula

1. n. See Ligule.



Definition of Ligula

1. Noun. A strap or strap-shaped object, especially such a development in plants or insects ¹

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Definition of Ligula

1. a strap-shaped organ or part [n -LAE or -LAS] : LIGULAR, LIGULATE, LIGULOID [adj]

Medical Definition of Ligula

1. Origin: L, a little tongue. See Ligule. 1. See Ligule. 2. The central process, or front edge, of the labium of insects. It sometimes serves as a tongue or proboscis, as in bees. A tongue-shaped lobe of the parapodia of annelids. See Parapodium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ligula

lignosulfonate
lignosulfonates
lignotuber
lignotubers
lignous
lignum
lignum-vitae
lignum rhodium
lignum vitae
lignums
ligroin
ligroine
ligroines
ligroins
ligs
ligula (current term)
ligulae
ligular
ligularia
ligularias
ligulas
ligulate
ligulated
ligule
ligules
liguliflorous
liguloid
ligure
ligures
ligustrin

Literary usage of Ligula

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1. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"... dimorphus and ligula simplicissima. He maintains the generic distinction of ... whose description of ligula (published in Robin's Journal for 1877) he ..."

2. Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of by Sussex Archaeological Society (1872)
"Roman Bronze ligula. FH ARNOLD. Among other Roman remains discovered during the ... At length, however, it was found to be one of those ligula, which were ..."

3. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1855)
"Note on the Reproduction o/ligula. By M. BRULLE. M. BRULLE has made a communication to the Academy of Sciences of Paris, stating that he has found a new ..."

4. Archaeologia Cantiana by Kent Archaeological Society (1889)
"... of that town, placed at the writer's disposal an excellent drawing, by his brother, Mr. CT Youens, of a Roman ligula, or spoon-shaped instrument, ..."

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