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lyre a harplike musical instrument of ancient Greece.
lyrebird an Australian passerine bird, the male of which has a long tail that spreads during courtship into the shape of a lyre.
lyric of poetry, having a musical rhythm or feeling, often with an emotional or personal subject. [6 definitions]
lyrical lyric. [2 definitions]
lyricism lyric style or character; songlike form. [2 definitions]
lyricist one who composes the words of songs. [2 definitions]
lysergic acid diethylamide see LSD.
lysimeter a device that measures the drainage of water through soils and thus determines the solubility of those substances that have been removed.
lysin any of various antibodies that destroy bacteria or red blood cells.
-lysis decomposition; disintegration.
lysis the destruction or splitting of cells by antibodies, chemical agents, or the like. [2 definitions]
-lyte1 a substance capable of being decomposed by (such) a process.
-lyte2 variant of -lite.
-lytic of, relating to, or causing (such) dissolution or decomposition. [2 definitions]
lytta a wormlike band of cartilage on the underside of the tongue of dogs and certain other carnivorous mammals.
-lyze to dissolve, decompose, disintegrate, or the like.
M1 abbreviation of "medium," middle or intermediate in size or degree.
M2 in Roman numeral notation, 1,000.
M3 abbreviation of "male."
M. abbreviation of "Monsieur," the French title of respect and term of address for a man, corresponding to "Mister" or "Sir".
M- used with a number to denote equipment produced for U.S. military use, such as the M-16 rifle.