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lingua

 [ling´gwah] (L.)
lingua geogra´phica geographic tongue.
lingua ni´gra black tongue.
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tongue

(tŭng), [TA]
1. A mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane, occupying the cavity of the mouth and forming part of its floor, constituting also by its posterior portion the anterior wall of the pharynx. It bears taste buds and assists in mastication, deglutition, and articulation of speech. Synonym(s): glossa, lingua (1)
2. A tonguelike structure. Synonym(s): lingua (2)
[A.S. tunge]
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lingua

(lĭng′gwə)
n. pl. lin·guae (-gwē′)
A tongue or tonguelike organ.
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Anatomy A complex, highly mobile muscular organ anchored in the floor of the mouth. It is covered by a mucosa invested with tastebuds and is the main organ of taste. It is central to chewing and swallowing and speech formation
Vox populi In the US and in English speaking countries, sticking out one’s tongue is often interpreted as a sign of derision
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tongue

(tŭng) [TA]
1. A mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane, occupying the cavity of the mouth and forming part of its floor, constituting also by its posterior portion the anterior wall of the pharynx. It bears the organ of taste, assists in mastication and deglutition, and is the principal instrument of articulate speech.
Synonym(s): lingua (1) [TA] , glossa.
2. A tonguelike structure.
Synonym(s): lingua (2) [TA] .
[A.S. tunge]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tongue

(tŭng) [TA]
Mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane, occupying cavity of mouth and forming part of its floor, constituting also by its posterior portion anterior wall of pharynx; bears taste buds and assists in mastication, deglutition, and articulation of speech.
Synonym(s): lingua.
[A.S. tunge]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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