Definition of lingulate in English:

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lingulate

Pronunciation: /ˈlɪŋɡjʊleɪt/

adjective

1 Botany & Zoology Tongue-shaped.
Example sentences
  • The electrical terminals are mounted on the receptacle base and extend into the lingulate board.
2 Zoology Denoting a type of burrowing brachiopod with an inarticulate shell and a long pedicle.
Example sentences
  • 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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