1. Relating to the tongue or any tonguelike part. SYN: glossal. 2. Next to or toward the tongue.

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lin·gual 'liŋ-g(yə-)wəl adj
1) of, relating to, or resembling the tongue
2) lying near or next to the tongue <a \lingual blood vessel> esp relating to or being the surface of a tooth next to the tongue

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relating to, situated close to, or resembling the tongue (lingua). The lingual surface of a tooth is the surface adjacent to the tongue.

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lin·gual (lingґgwəl) [L. lingualis] 1. pertaining to or toward the tongue; called also glossal. 2. in dental anatomy, pertaining to the tooth surface directed toward the tongue (oral cavity); see facies lingualis dentis. Called also oral.

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  • lingual — lingual, ale, aux [ lɛ̃gwal, o ] adj. • 1735; du lat. lingua → langue 1 ♦ Anat. Qui appartient, a rapport à la langue. Artère linguale. Muscles linguaux. Abcès lingual. Baiser lingual. 2 ♦ Phonét. Produit par les mouvements, l action de la langue …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • lingual — lingual, ale (lin goual, goua l ; au plur. on prononce lin gô) adj. 1°   Terme d anatomie. Qui a rapport à la langue. Les nerfs linguaux. Artère linguale. 2°   Terme de grammaire. Consonnes linguales, consonnes formées par les divers mouvements… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • lingual — adjetivo 1. De la lengua: músculo lingual …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • lingual — (Del lat. lingŭa, lengua). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo a la lengua. 2. Fon. Dicho de una consonante: apical (ǁ que se articula con el ápice de la lengua); p. ej., la l. U. t. c. s. f.) ☛ V. amígdala lingual …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • lingual — [liŋ′gwəl] adj. [ME < ML lingualis < L lingua: see LANGUAGE] 1. of the tongue 2. of language or languages 3. Phonet. articulated with the tongue, as (l) and (t): not widely used as a technical term n. Phonet. a lingual sound: not widely… …   English World dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Note: In Sanskrit grammar certain letters, as [.t],… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lingual — (v. lat.), was sich auf die Zunge bezieht, wie Lingualarterie, Lingualdrüsen etc …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lingual — Linguāl (lat.), auf die Zunge bezüglich. Linguāles, die Zungenlaute: d, t, n, l, r …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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