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lin·gual

 (lĭng′gwəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or situated near the tongue or a tonguelike organ.
2. Linguistics Pronounced with the tongue in conjunction with other organs of speech.
3. Of languages; linguistic: lingual diversity.
n. Linguistics
A sound, such as (t), (l), and (n), that is pronounced with the tongue and other organs of speech.

lin′gual·ly adv.

lingual

(ˈlɪŋɡwəl)
adj
1. (Anatomy) anatomy of or relating to the tongue or a part or structure resembling a tongue
2. (Linguistics)
a. rare of or relating to language or languages
b. (in combination): polylingual.
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) articulated with the tongue
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) a lingual consonant, such as Scots (r)
ˈlingually adv

lin•gual

(ˈlɪŋ gwəl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the tongue or some tonguelike part.
2. pertaining to languages.
3. articulated with the aid of the tongue, esp. the tip of the tongue, as the sound (d) or (n).
n.
4. a lingual speech sound.
[1350–1400; Middle English: tongue-shaped surgical instrument < Medieval Latin linguālis]
lin′gual•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lingual - a consonant that is produced with the tongue and other speech organs
consonant - a speech sound that is not a vowel
Adj.1.lingual - consisting of or related to language; "linguistic behavior"; "a linguistic atlas"; "lingual diversity"
2.lingual - pertaining to or resembling or lying near the tongue; "lingual inflammation"; "the lingual surface of the teeth"
Translations

lingual

adjZungen-; lingual soundZungenlaut m

lin·gual

a. lingual, rel. a la lengua.
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He underwent radiotherapy on his lingual tonsil (back of the tongue) and had to have a feeding tube inserted into his stomach, but his early diagnosis meant he did not require any surgery on his throat.
Lingual tonsil abscess is a rare disorder previously reported only once in the English literature.
The other minor complications such as injury to posterior pillar (2 cases) and symptomatic lingual tonsil hypertrophy in 1 case were seen.
The Von Ebner glands drain on the base of the circumvallate and foliate papillae on the dorsal lingual surface; the Weber glands, mucin exclusive producers, are located on the lateral surface of the tongue, having as drainage site the lingual tonsil crypts; lastly, the Blandin Nuhn glands are found near the tip of the ventral surface of the tongue, and are surrounded by lingual muscles near the medial line.
12-13) Specifically, palatine tonsil (tonsillar crypt) and lingual tonsil squamous cell carcinomas are notorious for producing cystic metastases that are often solitary.
Follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the patient's head and neck showed lingual tonsil hypertrophy in the vallecula.
We encountered a patient with a tongue base lymphoma that we initially diagnosed as a lingual tonsil in view of its benign appearance.