lingua nigra


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lingua

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

black tongue

1. in canines, a disorder associated with a deficency of nicotinic acid.
2. black to yellowish-brown discoloration of the dorsum of the tongue due to staining by exogenous material such as the components of tobacco; usually superimposed on hairy tongue.

lingua nigra

(1) Black tongue, see there.
(2) Black hairy tongue, see there.

black tongue

(blak tŭng)
Black to yellowish-brown discoloration of the dorsum of the tongue due to staining by exogenous material such as the components of tobacco or the use of broad spectrum antibiotics; usually superimposed on hairy tongue.
Synonym(s): black hairy tongue, lingua nigra, melanoglossia.

black tongue

(blak tŭng)
Discoloration of the dorsum of the tongue due to staining by exogenous material such as the components of tobacco; usually superimposed on hairy tongue.
Synonym(s): lingua nigra.

lingua

pl. linguae [L.] tongue.

lingua nigra
black tongue.