sublingua

noun sub·lingua

Definition of sublingua

plural

sublinguae

  1. :  a process or fold covered with modified or hardened mucous membrane and occurring on the floor of the mouth in some animals (such as lemurs)

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Origin and Etymology of sublingua

New Latin, from Latin sub- + lingua tongue — more at tongue


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