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lymphedema swelling and fluid accumulation in soft tissue that most commonly results from cancer treatment or parasitic infection but may also result from a genetic condition.
lymph node any of the glandlike masses of tissue located along the lymphatic vessels which contain follicles that produce lymphocytes; lymph gland.
lymphocyte one variety of white blood cells produced by the lymphatic system.
lymphoid of or concerning lymph, the tissue of the lymphatic system, or the lymphatic system itself.
lymphoma a usually malignant tumor of lymphoid tissue.
lynch to kill (someone suspected of a crime or offense) without legal authority, esp. by hanging.
lynch law the lawless rule and practice of punishing, without a trial, by lynching.
Lyndon Baines Johnson U.S. politician, Vice-President to President John F. Kennedy, and later the 36th President of the United States, serving from 1963 to 1969. Under Lyndon Johnson, the nation saw the escalation of the Vietnam War. As president, Lyndon Johnson worked for the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act (b.1908--d.1973).
Lynette Woodard U.S. professional basketball player, who in 1985 became the first female member of the Harlem Globetrotters (b. 1959).
lynx any of several medium-sized wild cats having soft, spotted fur and tufted ears.
lynx-eyed having exceptionally good eyesight.
lyonnaise cooked with diced or sliced onions.
Lyra a summer constellation in the northern sky, located between Cygnus and Herculesand containing the bright, blue-white star Vega; Lyre; Harp.
lyrate shaped like or suggestive of a lyre, as certain leaves.
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."