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lig·u·la

 (lĭg′yə-lə)
n. pl. lig·u·lae (-lē′) or lig·u·las
A strap-shaped or tonguelike structure, especially the terminal portion of the labium in the mouthparts of certain insects.

[Latin, diminutive of lingua, tongue; see dn̥ghū- in Indo-European roots.]

ligula

(ˈlɪɡjʊlə)
n, pl -lae (-ˌliː) or -las
1. (Zoology) entomol the terminal part of the labium of an insect consisting of paired lobes
2. (Botany) a variant spelling of ligule
[C18: New Latin; see ligule]
ˈligular adj
ˈliguˌloid adj

lig•u•la

(ˈlɪg yə lə)

n., pl. -lae (-ˌli)
-las.
1. Bot., Zool. a tonguelike or strap-shaped part or organ.
2. ligule.
[1750–60; < New Latin; Latin li(n)gula spoon, shoe-strap <li(n)gere to lick]
lig′u•lar, adj.
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La ligula conspicua y bifida 1/3 a 2/3 de su longitud total de Sciodaphyllum sonsonense es un caracter unico entre las especies Andinas del genero hasta ahora conocidas.
Antenna retractile into the head capsule, prementum with well-developed ligula (Fig.
Our previous results also demonstrated the induction of antioxidant enzymatic activities in the liver and muscle of Black Sea Psetta maxima maeotica infected by cestode Botriochephalus gregarious (Rudneva et al., 2004).Contradictory, decrease of the total antioxidant activity and increase of lipid peroxidation were shown in the blood and liver in Abramis brama infected by Ligula intenstinalis L.
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Este tipo de germinacao difere das palmeiras do genero Euterpe (SILVA et al., 2007) e Oenocarpus (OLIVEIRA; MENDONCA; ARAUJO, 2010) que apresentam formacao de ligula. As folhas subsequentes da plantula, inicialmente envolvidas pela bainha, expandem-se acima do solo.
Ligula 3-toothed, medium tooth longer than lateral teeth; with large punctuations from which setae arise.
Aristida asplundii: (a) Habito; (b) fragmento de la espiguilla; (c) espiguilla; (d) Lema sin las aristas, vista ventral: VV, vista dorsal: VD; (e) gluma 1, (f) gluma 2 y (g) ligula. Todo de P.M.
Varios autores han propuesto incluir unicamente complejos aislados que no presenten ligula como Araucarites y dentro de Araucaria cuando la ligula es visible (Rees and Cleal, 2004).
Petalos de 95 mm de largo con la base crema y el apice verde limon, con ligula. Se distribuye en los bosques humedos de Cogua y El Tablazo.
Studies on Ligula infected common shiners (Notropis cornutus frontalis Agassiz) in the Adirondacks.

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