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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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