Definition of Lingula

1. n. A tonguelike process or part.

Definition of Lingula

1. Noun. (anatomy) Any of several tongue-shaped bony structures, especially that which forms the anterior border of the mandibular foramen. ¹

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Definition of Lingula

1. an organ or process shaped like a tongue [n -LAE] : LINGULAR [adj]

Medical Definition of Lingula

1. Origin: L, a little tongue. 1. A tonguelike process or part. 2. Any one of numerous species of brachiopod shells belonging to the genus Lingula, and related genera. See Brachiopoda, and Illustration in Appendix. Lingula flags, a group of strata in the lower Silurian or Cambrian system of Wales, in which some of the layers contain vast numbers of a species of Lingula. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lingula

linguistic profiling
linguistic relation
linguistic rule
linguistic scientist
linguistic string
linguistic turn
linguistic unit
linguistics department
lingula (current term)
lingula cerebelli
lingula mandibulae
lingula of cerebellum
lingula of left lung
lingula of mandible
lingula pulmonis sinistri
lingula sphenoidalis
lingular branch

Literary usage of Lingula

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"The lingula is the smallest lobule of the upper worm (Figs. ... It, in its turn, overlaps the lingula, and together with it forms the bottom of the anterior ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1871)
"Upon young lingula a perfectly circular area could be seen near the beak of the shell: ... This vitality was suggestive, since lingula had existed from the ..."

3. Chemical and Geological Essays by Thomas Sterry Hunt (1875)
"Subsequent researches led to the division of the original lingula flags into ... It was here that, in [• The researches of Mr. Belt on the lingula Flags ..."

4. Manual of Geology: Theoretical and Practical by John Phillips (1885)
"Nine invertebrate classes are unrepresented in the Upper lingula flags; only the Crustacea and Brachiopoda have real value. In the Lower lingula flags the ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1866)
"Report on further Researches m the lingula-flags of South Wales. By HENRY HICKS. With some Notes on the Sections and Fossils, by JW SALTER, FGS, ..."

6. Sketches of Creation: A Popular View of Some of the Grand Conclusions of the by Alexander Winchell (1870)
"lingula Fig. 24. lingula tute of the senses as an oyster, prima. antiqua." . -n • -ii r» they were equally incapable 01 locomotion, being anchored to the ..."

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