Ligular

ligula

[lig-yuh-luh]
noun, plural ligulae [lig-yuh-lee] , ligulas.
1.
Botany, Zoology. a tonguelike or strap-shaped part or organ.
2.
Botany, ligule.

Origin:
1750–60; < Neo-Latin, special use of Latin li(n)gula spoon, shoe-strap, equivalent to lig-, variant stem of lingere to lick + -ula -ule

ligular, adjective
liguloid, adjective
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ligula (ˈlɪɡjʊlə)
 
n , pl -lae, -las
1.  entomol the terminal part of the labium of an insect consisting of paired lobes
2.  a variant spelling of ligule
 
[C18: New Latin; see ligule]
 
'ligular
 
adj
 
'liguloid
 
adj

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