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noun, plural linguae
[ling-gwee] (Show IPA)
the tongue or a part like a tongue.
[lahp-soo s ling-gwahy; English lap-suh s ling-gwee]
noun, Latin.
a slip of the tongue.
a slip of the tongue
noun (anatomy) (pl) -guae (-ɡwiː)
the technical name for tongue
any tongue-like structure

lingua lin·gua (lĭng’gwə)
n. pl. lin·guae (-gwē’)


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