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LINGUA (linguae)

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LINGUA (noun)
  The noun LINGUA has 1 sense:

1. a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity

  Familiarity information: LINGUA used as a noun is very rare.


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LINGUA (noun)


Sense 1lingua [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

glossa; lingua; tongue; clapper

Hypernyms ("lingua" is a kind of...):

organ (a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function)

articulator (a movable speech organ)

Meronyms (parts of "lingua"):

gustatory organ; taste bud; tastebud (an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue)

Holonyms ("lingua" is a part of...):

mouth; oral cavity; oral fissure; rima oris (the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge)

pharynx; throat (the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone)


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