lingula definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a few tongue-shaped bony frameworks, particularly that which forms the anterior border for the mandibular foramen.
    • A tonguelike procedure or part.
    • Any one of numerous types of brachiopod shells from the genus Lingula, and related genera. See Brachiopoda, and Example in Appendix.
    • somewhat tongue or tongue-like part or process; a ligula.
    • In zoology: [capitalized] The Standard genus of Lingulidæ.
    • Pl. lingulas (-läz). Any species of the genus Lingula or family Lingulidæ; a lingulid or tongue-shell.

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