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[lig-yuh-luh] /ˈlɪg yə lə/

noun, plural ligulae
[lig-yuh-lee] /ˈlɪg yəˌli/ (Show IPA), ligulas.
Botany, Zoology. a tonguelike or strap-shaped part or organ.
Botany. .
noun (pl) -lae (-ˌliː), -las
(entomol) the terminal part of the labium of an insect consisting of paired lobes
a variant spelling of ligule


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