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ˈlɪg yə lə; -ˌliligu·la

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  1. ligulanoun

    A strap or strap-shaped object, especially such a development in plants or insects

  2. Etymology: ligula, a variant of lingula ‘small tongue-shaped object’, itself partly derived from lingere ‘lick’ and partly a diminutive of lingua ‘tongue’.


  1. ligula

    In the brain, the taenia of the fourth ventricle (lingula, tenia of fourth ventricle) are two narrow bands of white matter, one on either side, which complete the lower part of the roof of the fourth ventricle. Each consists of a vertical and a horizontal part. The vertical part is continuous below the obex with the gracile nucleus, to which it is adherent by its lateral border. The horizontal portion extends transversely across the inferior peduncle, below the striae medullares, and roofs in the lower and posterior part of the lateral recess; it is attached by its lower margin to the inferior peduncle, and partly encloses the choroid plexus, which, however, projects beyond it like a cluster of grapes; and hence this part of the tænia has been termed the cornucopia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ligulanoun

    see Ligule

  2. Ligulanoun

    the central process, or front edge, of the labium of insects. It sometimes serves as a tongue or proboscis, as in bees

  3. Ligulanoun

    a tongue-shaped lobe of the parapodia of annelids. See Parapodium

  4. Etymology: [L., a little tongue. See Ligule.]


  1. Ligula

    the central sclerite of the labium, borne upon the mentum, usually single, sometimes paired: often used as synonymous with "glossa" and "tongue": corresponds to the united laciniae of right and left maxillae: see also elytral ligula.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ligula in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ligula in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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