lingula

noun

lin·​gu·​la ˈliŋ-gyə-lə How to pronounce lingula (audio)
plural lingulae -ˌlē How to pronounce lingula (audio)
: a tongue-shaped process or part: as
a
: a ridge of bone in the angle between the body and the greater wing of the sphenoid
b
: an elongated prominence of the superior vermis of the cerebellum
c
: a dependent projection of the upper lobe of the left lung
lingular adjective

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“Lingula.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lingula. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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