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Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy Russian author and social critic (b.1828--d.1910).
leonine of or characteristic of lions. [2 definitions]
leopard a large, spotted wild cat found in southern Asia and Africa. [2 definitions]
leotard an elastic one-piece garment worn by dancers, acrobats, and the like to cover their bodies while allowing freedom of movement.
leper a person afflicted with leprosy. [2 definitions]
lepido- scale; scaly.
lepidopteran a moth or butterfly.
lepidopterist a scientist who studies or collects butterflies and moths.
lepidopteron a lepidopterous insect; lepidopteran.
lepidopterous of or relating to an order of insects consisting of the moths and butterflies.
leprechaun in Irish folklore, an elf with knowledge of secret treasure for whomever can catch him.
leprosy a progressive disease caused by bacterial infection that affects skin and nerves and produces ulcerations, swelling, spreading anesthesia, and loss of fingers and toes.
leprous of, characteristic of, or resembling leprosy. [3 definitions]
-lepsy seizure; attack; fit.
leptin a protein hormone made by fat cells that inhibits hunger.
lepton1 a former monetary unit of Greece equalling one hundredth of a drachma.
lepton2 any of a group of subatomic particles such as the electron, muon, and neutrino that have a spin of one-half and very little or no mass.
leptospirosis any of various systemic infections in humans and animals, variously affecting the eyes, kidneys, liver, or the like, that is caused by a genus of spiral-shaped bacteria found in water and sewage.
lesbian pertaining to homosexual relations between women. [2 definitions]
lese majesty a crime against or affront to the dignity of a ruler, sovereign, or head of state. [2 definitions]
lesion any structural change to an area of tissue, caused by injury or disease and usu. in the form of an open wound, ulcer, or the like.