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lingua

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

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]

lingua

/lin·gua/ (ling´gwah) pl. lin´guae   [L.] tongue.lin´gual
lingua geogra´phica  benign migratory glossitis.
lingua ni´gra  black tongue.
lingua plica´ta  fissured tongue.

lingua

(lĭng′gwə)
n. pl. lin·guae (-gwē′)
A tongue or tonguelike organ.

lingua

See tongue.
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

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]

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]

lingua

pl. linguae [L.] tongue.

lingua nigra
black tongue.
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