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Meaning of LIGULE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lig"ule\ (-[-u]l), n. [L. ligula, lingula, little
tongue, dim. of lingua tongue : cf. F. ligule.]
1. (Bot.)
   (a) The thin and scarious projection from the upper end of
       the sheath of a leaf of grass.
   (b) A strap-shaped corolla of flowers of Composit[ae].

2. (Anat.) A band of white matter in the wall of fourth
   ventricle of the brain.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A strap-shaped structure; a membranous or hairy appendage on the adaxial surface of a leaf, especially in grasses, at the junction between sheath and blade.
 

 

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