Lingulate
Lingulate \Lin"gu*late\ (l[i^][ng]"g[-u]*l[asl]t), a. [L. lingulatus, fr. lingula a little tongue. Cf. {Ligulate}.] Shaped like the tongue or a strap; ligulate. [1913 Webster]

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  • lingulate — [liŋ′gyo͞o lit, liŋ′gyo͞olāt΄] adj. [L lingulatus < lingula, dim. of lingua, the tongue: see LANGUAGE] shaped like a tongue; linguiform …   English World dictionary

  • lingulate — adjective In the shape of a tongue The infaunal benthic community was dominated by a number of suspension or deposit feeding forms, such as lingulate brachiopods, as well as some primary consumers, such as the priapulid worm Maotianshania and the …   Wiktionary

  • lingulate — /ling gyeuh layt /, adj. formed like a tongue; ligulate. Also, lingulated. [1790 1800; < L lingulatus tongue shaped; see LINGULA, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lingulate — [ lɪŋgjʊleɪt] adjective 1》 Botany & Zoology tongue shaped. 2》 Zoology denoting a burrowing brachiopod with an inarticulate shell and a long pedicle. Origin C19: from L. lingulatus, based on lingua tongue …   English new terms dictionary

  • lingulate — a. (Bot.) Linguiform, tongue shaped …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lingulate — lin·gu·late …   English syllables

  • lingulate — /ˈlɪŋgjəleɪt/ (say linggyuhlayt) adjective formed like a tongue; ligulate. {Latin lingulātus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lingulate — adjective shaped like a tongue • Syn: ↑tongue shaped • Similar to: ↑rounded …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ligulate — Lig u*late (l[i^]g [ u]*l[asl]t), Ligulated Lig u*la ted (l[i^]g [ u]*l[=a] t[e^]d), a. [Cf. F. ligul[ e]. See {Ligule}, and cf. {Lingulate}.] 1. (Bot.) Like a bandage, or strap; strap shaped. [1913 Webster] 2. Composed of ligules. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ligulate flower — Ligulate Lig u*late (l[i^]g [ u]*l[asl]t), Ligulated Lig u*la ted (l[i^]g [ u]*l[=a] t[e^]d), a. [Cf. F. ligul[ e]. See {Ligule}, and cf. {Lingulate}.] 1. (Bot.) Like a bandage, or strap; strap shaped. [1913 Webster] 2. Composed of ligules. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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