Lingual ribbon. (Zoöl.) See Odontophore.

(Lin"gual), n. A consonant sound formed by the aid of the tongue; — a term especially applied to certain articulations (as those of t, d, th, and n) and to the letters denoting them.

In Sanskrit grammar certain letters, as &tsdot, &tsdoth, &dsdot, &dsdoth, &nsdot, are called linguals, cerebrals, or cacuminals. They are uttered with the tip of the tongue turned up and drawn back into the dome of the palate.

(Lin*gual"i*ty) n. The quality of being lingual.

(||Lin`gua*tu"li*da) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. lingua tongue.] (Zoöl.) Same as Linguatulina.

(||Lin*guat`u*li"na) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. lingua tongue.] (Zoöl.) An order of wormlike, degraded, parasitic arachnids. They have two pairs of retractile hooks, near the mouth. Called also Pentastomida.

2. Drawn out in time; remaining long; protracted; as, a lingering disease.

To die is the fate of man; but to die with lingering anguish is generally his folly.

(Lin"ger*ing*ly), adv. With delay; slowly; tediously.

(Lin"get) n. [F. lingot, perh. fr. L. lingua tongue (see Tongue). Cf. Ingot.] An ingot. [Written also lingot.]

(Ling"ism) n. A mode of treating certain diseases, as obesity, by gymnastics; — proposed by Pehr Henrik Ling, a Swede. See Kinesiatrics.

(Lin"gle) n. See Lingel.

(Lin"go) n. [L. lingua tongue, language. See Lingual.] Language; speech; dialect. [Slang]

Lingoa wood
(Lin*go"a wood`) (li&nsm*go"a w&oocrd`). Amboyna wood.

(Lin"got) n. A linget or ingot; also, a mold for casting metals. See Linget.

(||Lin"gua) n.; pl. Linguæ (- gwe). [L., the tongue.] (Zoöl.) (a) A tongue. (b) A median process of the labium, at the under side of the mouth in insects, and serving as a tongue.

(Lin*gua"cious) a. [L. linguax, -acis, loquacious, fr. lingua tongue.] Given to the use of the tongue; loquacious. [Obs.]

(Lin`gua*den"tal) a. [L. lingua tongue + E. dental.] (Phonetics) Formed or uttered by the joint use of the tongue and teeth, or rather that part of the gum just above the front teeth; dentolingual, as the letters d and t.

(Lin`gua*den"tal), n. (Phonetics) An articulation pronounced by the aid or use of the tongue and teeth.

Lingua Franca
(Lin"gua Fran"ca) (li&nsm"gwa fra&nsm"ka). [It., prop., language of the Franks.] The commercial language of the Levant, — a mixture of the languages of the people of the region and of foreign traders.

(Lin"gual) a. [L. lingua tongue: cf. F. lingual. See Tongue, and cf. Language.] Of or pertaining to the tongue; uttered by the aid of the tongue; glossal; as, the lingual nerves; a lingual letter.

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