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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lingual  \Lin"gual\,  n. 
  A  consonant  sound  formed  by  the  aid  of  the  tongue;  --  a  term 
  especially  applied  to  certain  articulations  (as  those  of  t, 
  d,  th  and  n)  and  to  the  letters  denoting  them 
 
  Note:  In  Sanskrit  grammar  certain  letters,  as  [.t],  [.t]h, 
  [dsdot],  [dsdot]h,  [.n],  are  called  linguals, 
  cerebrals,  or  cacuminals.  They  are  uttered  with  the  tip 
  of  the  tongue  turned  up  and  drawn  back  into  the  dome  of 
  the  palate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lingual  \Lin"gual\  (l[i^][ng]"gwal),  a.  [L.  lingua  tongue:  cf 
  F.  lingual.  See  {Tongue},  and  cf  {Language}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  tongue;  uttered  by  the  aid  of  the 
  tongue;  glossal;  as  the  lingual  nerves;  a  lingual  letter. 
 
  {Lingual  ribbon}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Odontophore}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lingual 
  adj  1:  consisting  of  or  related  to  language;  "linguistic  behavior"; 
  "a  linguistic  atlas";  "lingual  diversity"  [syn:  {linguistic}] 
  [ant:  {nonlinguistic}] 
  2:  pertaining  to  or  resembling  or  lying  near  the  tongue; 
  "lingual  inflammation";  "the  lingual  surface  of  the  teeth" 




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