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Meaning of LIGULA

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lig"u*la\ (l[i^]g"[-u]*l[.a]), n.; pl. L. {Ligul[ae]}
(-l[=e]), E. {Ligulas} (-l[.a]z). [L., a little tongue. See
{Ligule}.]
1. (Bot.) See {Ligule}.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) The central process, or front edge, of the labium of
       insects. It sometimes serves as a tongue or proboscis,
       as in bees. [See Illust. under {Labium}, and
       {Hymenoptera}.]
   (b) A tongue-shaped lobe of the parapodia of annelids. See
       {Parapodium}.

 

 

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