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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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  • /ˈlɪŋɡwəl/


  1. related to the tongue
  2. related to language or linguistics
  3. articulated with the tongue
  4. Of a lower tooth, on the side facing the tongue. See mesial.



  1. a sound articulated with the tongue


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