lingula

noun
lin·​gu·​la | \ ˈliŋ-gyə-lə How to pronounce lingula (audio) \
plural lingulae\ -​ˌlē How to pronounce lingulae (audio) \

Medical Definition of lingula

: 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

Other Words from lingula

lingular \ -​lər How to pronounce lingular (audio) \ adjective

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“Lingula.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lingula. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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