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shaped like a tongue
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(ˈlɪŋ gwəˌfɔrm)

[1745–55; < Latin lingu(a) lingua + -i- + -form]
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The postorbital region is partially preserved but the cross section illustrates well the prominent linguiform process that is common within the genus (e.g.
[3] Acquired changes in liver morphology are represented by the following characteristic features, [1] linguiform lobes, [2] costal organ with very small left lobe, [3] deep renal impressions and "corset" type constrictions and local inflammation of the organ or gall bladder.
Leaves 2.5-10 cm long; petiole 13-34 mm long; pulvinus 7-1.5 mm diam; rachis 0.2-1.7 mm long, extrafloral nectaries 1, ovoid, lanceolateellipsoid, claviform to linguiform, stipitate or shortly stipitate, located between the proximal pair of leaflets or rachis just above the proximal pair, 1-6.5 x 0.2-0.7 mm; leaflets 2 pairs, papyraceous, glabrous, the distal 14-67 x 6-27 mm, the proximal 11-54 x 6-24 mm, lanceolate-elliptic, obovate, venation brochidodromous, nervures 14-17 pairs, apex obtuse, subemarginate to short mucronate, base oblique to rounded, margin plane or slightly revolute, glabrous.
Stachyotis is similar to Rhabdocosma Meyrick, 1935 (Ypsolophidae) in the shape of the pleural lobes but differs from the latter in the male genitalia: processes on uncus in addition to socii present in Stachyotis, absent in Rhabdocosma; gnathos acuminate medially, up-curved in Stachyotis, with linguiform medial plate in Rhabdocosma; and saccus longer in Stachyotis than in Rhabdocosma.
With a marked linguiform process, Hyleacris, Mezentia genus group.
Bulb oval, distal haematodocha separated, embolus longer than in congeners, linguiform (Fig.