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lacquer any of several glossy varnishes made from resin or cellulose and sometimes mixed with a solvent, used as a protective coating for wood and other materials. [2 definitions]
lacrimal of, pertaining to, or near the glands that produce tears. [2 definitions]
lacrimal bone the thin membrane bone that forms the front part of the inner wall of each eye socket, near the tear glands.
lacrimation secretion of tears, esp. an excessive amount.
lacrosse a field game played by two teams of ten players each who use a long-handled stick with a net pouch on one end to carry or throw a ball into the opponent's goal.
lactase an enzyme that breaks down lactose into glucose and galactose, and is found in certain yeasts and the intestines of animals.
lactate1 to produce or secrete milk.
lactate2 any ester or salt of lactic acid.
lactation the act or process of producing or secreting milk. [2 definitions]
lacteal made of, pertaining to, or resembling milk. [3 definitions]
lactescent milky, or becoming milky. [3 definitions]
lactic of, obtained from, or pertaining to milk.
lactic acid a yellowish or colorless organic acid produced from sucrose or lactose, as through the souring of milk or in the body as a result of vigorous exercise, and used in medicine and dyeing or as a flavoring or preservative in foods.
lacto- milk. [2 definitions]
lactobacillus any of various aerobic bacilli that produce lactic acid in the fermentation of carbohydrates.
lactone any of a group of organic esters derived from hydroxy acids.
lactose a carbohydrate found in milk that breaks down into glucose and galactose. [2 definitions]
lacuna a gap or omitted part. [2 definitions]
lacustrine relating to, associated with, living in, or formed by a lake.
lacy of or similar to lace; lacelike.
lad a boy or young man. [2 definitions]