lingual


lin·gual

adjective \ˈliŋ-gwəl also ˈliŋ-gyə-wəl\

Definition of LINGUAL

1
a :  of, relating to, or resembling the tongue
b :  lying near or next to the tongue; especially :  relating to or being the surface of tooth next to the tongue
c :  produced by the tongue
2
lin·gual·ly adverb

Origin of LINGUAL

Latin lingua
First Known Use: 1650

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile

lin·gual

adjective \ˈliŋ-g(yə-)wəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LINGUAL

1
: of, relating to, or resembling the tongue
2
: lying near or next to the tongue <a lingual blood vessel>; especially : relating to or being the surface of a tooth next to the tongue

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