Lingulate vs Ligulate - What's the difference?

lingulate | ligulate |


As adjectives the difference between lingulate and ligulate

is that lingulate is in the shape of a tongue while ligulate is shaped like a strap or long tongue.

lingulate

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • In the shape of a tongue
  • *2002 , David J. Bottjer, Exceptional Fossil Preservation: A Unique View on the Evolution of Marine Life , ISBN 0231102542, p. 53.
  • *:The infaunal benthic community was dominated by a number of suspension- or deposit-feeding forms, such as lingulate brachiopods, as well as some primary consumers, such as the priapulid worm Maotianshania'' and the worm-like ''Facivermis .
  • ligulate

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Shaped like a strap or long tongue
  • Having a ligule
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