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lin·gua

 (lĭng′gwə)
n. pl. lin·guae (-gwē′)
A tongue or tonguelike organ.

[Latin, tongue, language; see dn̥ghū- in Indo-European roots.]

lingua

(ˈlɪŋɡwə)
n, pl -guae (-ɡwiː)
1. (Anatomy) the technical name for tongue
2. (Anatomy) any tongue-like structure
[C17: Latin]

lin•gua

(ˈlɪŋ gwə)

n., pl. -guae (-gwē).
the tongue or a part like a tongue.
[1665–75; < Latin; akin to tongue]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lingua - a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavitylingua - a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
articulator - a movable speech organ
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
gustatory organ, taste bud, tastebud - an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
pharynx, throat - the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
Translations

lin·gua

n. L. lengua o estructura semejante a la lengua.
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Its classical form is characterized by recurrent paralysis of the facial nerve, swelling of one or both lips, and lingua plicata (also defined as "scrotal tongue" or "fissured tongue") (2).
Lingua plicata, the third factor of the triad, is seen in almost 40% of cases, and is congenital.
MRS is a systemic neuro-mucocutaneous granulomatous disease and is characterized by a triad, which includes orofacial edema, peripheral facial paralysis and lingua plicata.