lingulae

lingula

[ling-gyuh-luh]
noun, plural lingulae [ling-gyuh-lee] .
a tongue-shaped organ, process, or tissue.

Origin:
1655–65; < Neo-Latin, Latin lingula, diminutive of lingua tongue; cf. ligula

lingular, adjective
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lingula lin·gu·la (lĭng'gyə-lə)
n. pl. -lae (-lē')
Any of several tongue-shaped processes.

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