Definition of lingulate in English:

lingulate

Syllabification: lin·gu·late
Pronunciation: /ˈliNGgyəˌlāt
 
/

adjective

Botany & Zoology
  • 1Tongue-shaped.
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    • The electrical terminals are mounted on the receptacle base and extend into the lingulate board.
  • 1.1 Zoology Denoting a type of burrowing brachiopod with an inarticulate shell and a long pedicle.
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    • In the course of our investigations into Ordovician lingulate brachiopod faunas from such limestone residues, we have recovered occasional specimens of small ‘hat-like’ phosphatic plates of enigmatic affinities.
    • This fauna and those described previously from older Utah strata document the biodiversification of the Cambrian-Ordovician lingulate brachiopods and demonstrate their potential for regional and intercontinental correlation.
    • A new species of the poorly known lingulate brachiopod Schizobolus is described from the Famennian of Poland.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin lingulatus, based on lingua 'tongue', from lingere 'to lick'.

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