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Shaped like a tongue: lingulate petals.

[Latin lingulātus, from lingula, diminutive of lingua, tongue; see lingua.]


(ˈlɪŋɡjʊˌleɪt) or


shaped like a tongue: a lingulate leaf.
[C19: from Latin lingulātus]
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Adj.1.lingulate - shaped like a tonguelingulate - shaped like a tongue      
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
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In the male these exceed the posterior edge of the SAP and are visible in dorsal view lying alongside the medial lingulate process of the SAP (Fig.
Stigma shape: simple = 0; capitate = 1; clavate = 2; lobed (carpel number) = 3; lingulate = 4.
Lingulate brachiopods with phosphatic shells, small football-shaped echinoderms termed "helicoplacoids," and tiny conical tubes termed "hyoliths," among others, are found in deposits devoid of trilobites and below strata with abundant trilobites.
A specimen of the lingulate brachiopod Linnarssonia constans, from the late Lower Cambrian, Shabakty Group of the Malyi Karatau Range in Kazakhstan, Central Asia, preserves evidence of infestation within the mantle cavity by a vermiform animal, which is recorded by internal tubular protuberance (Bassett et al.
Layers rich in intact shells and shell fragments of lingulate brachiopods, forming phosphorite deposits of commercial interest, occur at certain levels of this succession (Raudsep 1987).
18 Something lingulate is shaped like which part of the body?
5 cm); stem transverse section round-oval, with central strand, large and thin-walled medullar cells and 1-2 rows of yellowish thick-walled cells, without hyalodermis; axillary hairs scarce (1-2 per leaf axil), with 1-2 hyaline apical cells; pseudoparaphyllia foliose, broadly triangular, lingulate or irregular.
The resulting baculate structure, characterized by alternation of compact and baculate laminae, is found in many modern and fossil lingulate taxa.
Male subgenital plate tapers to a point, overlain by the lingulate tip of the supra-anal plate.
Leaf blades lingulate, acute to attenuate, 15-24 mm wide, subdensely brown punctate-lepidote throughout, light or bright green.