Lingual ribbon
Lingual Lin"gual (l[i^][ng]"gwal), a. [L. lingua tongue: cf. F. lingual. See {Tongue}, and cf. {Language}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the tongue; uttered by the aid of the tongue; glossal; as, the lingual nerves; a lingual letter. [1913 Webster]

2. lying near the tongue; especially, in dentistry, on the surface of the tooth next to the tongue. Contrasted with {buccal}, the side of a tooth touching the cheek, i. e. the side opposite to the lingual side. [PJC]

{Lingual ribbon}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Odontophore}. [1913 Webster]


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  • lingual ribbon — Radula Rad u*la (r[a^]d [ u]*l[.a]), n.; pl. {Radul[ae]} (r[a^]d [ u]*l[=e]). [L., a scraper, fr. radere to scrape.] (Zo[ o]l.) The chitinous ribbon bearing the teeth of mollusks; called also {lingual ribbon}, and {tongue}. See {Odontophore}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lingual ribbon — [L. lingua, tongue] (MOLLUSCA) The radula or odontophore …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Lingual — Lin gual (l[i^][ng] gwal), a. [L. lingua tongue: cf. F. lingual. See {Tongue}, and cf. {Language}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the tongue; uttered by the aid of the tongue; glossal; as, the lingual nerves; a lingual letter. [1913 Webster] 2. lying… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • odontophore — n. [Gr. odous, tooth; phoreus, bearer] 1. (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) The cartilaginous supporting organ of the radula, tongue or lingual ribbon possessing a complicated series of lingual teeth; Huxley included the radula; see buccal mass. 2. (NEMATA) …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Radula — Rad u*la (r[a^]d [ u]*l[.a]), n.; pl. {Radul[ae]} (r[a^]d [ u]*l[=e]). [L., a scraper, fr. radere to scrape.] (Zo[ o]l.) The chitinous ribbon bearing the teeth of mollusks; called also {lingual ribbon}, and {tongue}. See {Odontophore}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Radulae — Radula Rad u*la (r[a^]d [ u]*l[.a]), n.; pl. {Radul[ae]} (r[a^]d [ u]*l[=e]). [L., a scraper, fr. radere to scrape.] (Zo[ o]l.) The chitinous ribbon bearing the teeth of mollusks; called also {lingual ribbon}, and {tongue}. See {Odontophore}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tongue — Radula Rad u*la (r[a^]d [ u]*l[.a]), n.; pl. {Radul[ae]} (r[a^]d [ u]*l[=e]). [L., a scraper, fr. radere to scrape.] (Zo[ o]l.) The chitinous ribbon bearing the teeth of mollusks; called also {lingual ribbon}, and {tongue}. See {Odontophore}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Docoglossa — Doc o*glos sa, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a beam + ? the tongue.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of gastropods, including the true limpets, and having the teeth on the odontophore or lingual ribbon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Odontophore — O*don to*phore, n. [Odonto + Gr. fe rein to bear.] (Zo[ o]l.) A special structure found in the mouth of most mollusks, except bivalves. It consists of several muscles and a cartilage which supports a chitinous radula, or lingual ribbon, armed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To hold the tongue — Tongue Tongue, n. [OE. tunge, tonge, AS. tunge; akin to OFries. tunge, D. tong, OS. tunga, G. zunge, OHG. zunga, Icel. & Sw. tunga, Dan tunge, Goth. tugg[=o], OL. dingua, L. lingua. [root]243 Cf.{Language}, {Lingo}. ] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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