of or relating to the tongue or some tonguelike part.
pertaining to languages.
Phonetics. articulated with the aid of the tongue, especially the tip of the tongue, as d, n, s, or r.
Phonetics. a lingual sound.
(anatomy) of or relating to the tongue or a part or structure resembling a tongue
articulated with the tongue
a lingual consonant, such as Scots (r)
1640s, from Medieval Latin lingualis “of the tongue,” from Latin lingua “tongue,” also “speech, language,” from Old Latin dingua, from PIE *dnghu- “tongue” (cf. Old English tunge, Gothic tuggo “tongue;” see tongue). Altered in Latin probably in part by association with lingere “to lick.”
lingual lin·gual (lĭng’gwəl)
- Lingual nerve
lingual nerve n. A branch of the mandibular nerve that is distributed to the front two thirds of the tongue and supplies the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth.
- Lingual papilla
lingual papilla n. Any of the papillae on the tongue: concical, filiform, fungiform, and vallate.
noun, Phonetics. 1. See under (def 2). [lisp] noun 1. a speech defect consisting in pronouncing s and z like or nearly like the th- sounds of thin and this, respectively. 2. Phonetics. any unconventional articulation of the sibilants, as the pronunciation of s and z with the tongue between the teeth (lingual protrusion lisp) […]
- Lingual tonsil
lingual tonsil n. A collection of lymphoid follicles on the posterior portion of the dorsum of the tongue.