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ligule

[′lig·yül]
(botany)
A small outgrowth in the axis of the leaves in Selaginellales.
A thin outgrowth of a foliage leaf or leaf sheath.
(invertebrate zoology)
A small lobe on the parapodium of certain polychaetes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Hojas con vainas carinadas, glabras a pilosas o papiloso-pelosas; ligula 2-3 mm largo; laminas 10-30 cm largo, 3-6 mm ancho, lineares, aplanadas a convolutas, pilosas en la garganta, margenes escabridos.
Se evaluaron los siguientes caracteres: numero de flores liguladas, numero de flores tubulares, longitud del estigma y de la ligula. Algunos datos se tomaron en el campo y otros en los laboratorios del Instituto de Biotecnologia de la Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina.
But the hospital next-door, Ligula Hospital, is crowded and seems overwhelmed with more patients than it can care for properly.
Genetic diversity of Ligula intestinalis (Cestoda: Diphyllobothriidea) based on analysis of inter-simple sequence repeat markers.
Trout anglers are being assured that the recent finding of ligula in Fontburn's roach stocks will not affect their sport at all.
Presentamos una descripcion ultraestructural de la lamina foliar, ligula, auriculas, espiguilla y cariopside, con enfasis en las estructuras de valor taxonomico, usando el microscopio electronico de barrido.
Ligula tapeworms are being investigated as part of a major research programme into the effects of parasites in fish by staff at the Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Group in London.
This 'black plague' can also carry the ligula tapeworm from fish population to fish population, a problem recently highlighted in the House of Lords by Lord Mason of Barnsley.
En Octopus digueti, se ha constatado que las hembras seleccionan a los machos aptos para la copulacion, debido a las modificaciones morfologicas desarrolladas por la ligula durante la madurez sexual; por lo cual los animales pequenos y los que se aproximan a la senescencia tienen pocas probabilidades de aceptacion (Voight, 1991).
IN Roman times there were two designs of spoons, the first, a ligula, was used for soups and soft foods and had a pointed oval bowl and a handle with a decorative end.
At the arm tip, the aboral ligula, which depending on species can occupy from 3% to 38% of the arm length, is closely opposed by the shorter calamus.

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