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ligule

ligule


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ligule  \Lig"ule\  (-[-u]l),  n.  [L.  ligula,  lingula,  little 
  tongue,  dim.  of  lingua  tongue  :  cf  F.  ligule.] 
  1.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  thin  and  scarious  projection  from  the  upper  end  of 
  the  sheath  of  a  leaf  of  grass. 
  b  A  strap-shaped  corolla  of  flowers  of  Composit[ae]. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  A  band  of  white  matter  in  the  wall  of  fourth 
  ventricle  of  the  brain.