lingual

[ling-gwuhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the tongue or some tonguelike part.
2.
pertaining to languages.
3.
Phonetics. articulated with the aid of the tongue, especially the tip of the tongue, as d, n, s, or r.
noun
4.
Phonetics. a lingual sound.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English: tongue-shaped surgical instrument < Medieval Latin linguālis. See lingua, -al1

lingually, adverb
prelingual, adjective
prelingually, adverb
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lingual (ˈlɪŋɡwəl)
 
adj
1.  anatomy of or relating to the tongue or a part or structure resembling a tongue
2.  a.  rare of or relating to language or languages
 b.  (in combination): polylingual
3.  articulated with the tongue
 
n
4.  a lingual consonant, such as Scots ()
 
'lingually
 
adv

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lingual
1650, from M.L. lingualis "of the tongue," from L. lingua "tongue," also "speech, language," from Old L. dingua, from PIE *dnghwa- (cf. O.E. tunge, Goth. tuggo "tongue," see tongue). Altered by assoc. with lingere "to lick."
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Medical Dictionary

lingual lin·gual (lĭng'gwəl)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to the tongue or any tonguelike part; glossal.

  2. Next to or toward the tongue.

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Example sentences
The plica serves also to indicate the line of the submaxillary duct and of the lingual nerve.
The business has a multi-lingual staff to cater to and effectively communicate
  with foreign customers.
Services include laundry and dry cleaning, concierge service and multi-lingual
  staff.
Amenities include a library, multi-lingual staff and on-site restaurant, bar
  and lounge.
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