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laryngectomy an operation in which all or part of the larynx is removed.
laryngitis an inflammation of the larynx, usu. marked by difficulty in making the voice audible.
laryngo- larynx.
laryngoscope a medical instrument used to examine the interior of the larynx.
laryngoscopy examination of the larynx with the aid of a laryngoscope.
larynx the structure in the throat that contains the human vocal cords, or a similar or corresponding structure in lower animals.
lasagna long, wide, flat noodles, or a dish of Italian origin that is made with such noodles interleaved and baked with sauce, cheeses, ground meat, or vegetables.
lascar a sailor of Indian or East Indian ancestry, esp. one employed on European ships.
lascivious of, characterized by, or inclined to sexual lust or lewdness. [2 definitions]
lase to act as a laser; emit coherent light.
laser a device that amplifies electrical impulses at mixed frequencies in or near the range of visible light by stimulating the atoms in a medium such as a gas or crystal, producing an intense, concentrated beam of light at one or more virtually distinct frequencies (acronym for "light amplified by stimulated emission of radiation").
laser disk see optical disk.
lash1 a whip or the striking part of a whip. [11 definitions]
lash2 to bind or tie down with a rope, cord, or chain.
lashing1 the action of a person or thing that lashes. [3 definitions]
lashing2 the action of binding, as with a rope, or the material used to do this.
lash-up (informal) a temporary or improvised apparatus or arrangement.
lass a girl or young woman; maiden. [2 definitions]
lassie a lass.
lassitude lack of mental or physical energy; weariness or listlessness; lethargy.
lasso a long rope with a slipping noose on one end, used to catch running animals, esp. cattle and horses; lariat. [2 definitions]