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lingual

[ling-gwuh l] /ˈlɪŋ gwəl/
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
1350-1400; Middle English: tongue-shaped surgical instrument < Medieval Latin linguālis. See lingua, -al1
Related forms
lingually, adverb
prelingual, adjective
prelingually, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for lingually

lingual

/ˈlɪŋɡwəl/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) of or relating to the tongue or a part or structure resembling a tongue
2.
  1. (rare) of or relating to language or languages
  2. (in combination) polylingual
3.
articulated with the tongue
noun
4.
a lingual consonant, such as Scots (r)
Derived Forms
lingually, adverb
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Word Origin and History for lingually

lingual

adj.

1640s, from Medieval Latin lingualis "of the tongue," from Latin lingua "tongue," also "speech, language," from Old Latin dingua, from PIE *dnghu- "tongue" (cf. Old English tunge, Gothic tuggo "tongue;" see tongue). Altered in Latin probably in part by association with lingere "to lick."

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lingually in Medicine

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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