Lig"u*la (?), n.; pl. L. Ligulae (#), E. Ligulas (#). [L., a little tongue. See Ligule.]

1. Bot.

See Ligule.

2. Zool. (a)

The central process, or front edge, of the labium of insects. It sometimes serves as a tongue or proboscis, as in bees. [See Illust. under Labium, and Hymenoptera.]


A tongue-shaped lobe of the parapodia of annelids. See Parapodium.


© Webster 1913.

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