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Lacrimal

Adjective 1. Lachrymal (relating to tears). (wiktionary.org) 2. Which produces tears. (wiktionary.org) 3. Relating to or located near the organ that produces tears. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) Word origin: From Medieval Latin lacrimalis, from Latin lacrima “a tear...

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Lactation

/lakˈtāSHən/ Noun 1. Describes the secretion of milk from the mammary glands and the period of time that a mother lactates to feed her young. The process occurs in all female mammals, although it predates mammals. In humans the process of feeding milk is called breastfeeding or nursing. (wikipedia.org) 2. The period of the secretion of milk. (biology-online.org) 3. The secretion of milk by the mammary glands. (Google Dictionary) 4. The suckling of young. (Google Dictionary) Word origin: From French lactation, from Late Latin lactationem (nominative lactatio) “a suckling,” noun of action from past participle stem of lactare “suckle,” from lac (genitive lactis)...

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Lacteal

/ˈlaktēəl/ Adjective 1. Relating to milk. (wiktionary.org) (Anatomy) 1. Relating to milk production. (wiktionary.org) 2. Relating to, or containing, chyle. (wiktionary.org) 3. Pertaining to, or resembling, milk; milky; as, the lacteal fluid. (biology-online.org) 4. Pertaining to, or containing, chyle; as, the lacteal vessels. (biology-online.org) Noun 1. One of the lactiferous ducts or other components of milk-producing organs. (wiktionary.org) 2. A lymphatic capillary that absorbs dietary fats in the villi of the small intestine. (wikipedia.org) 3. One of the lymphatic vessels which convey chyle from the small intestine through the mesenteric glands to the thoracic duct; a chyliferous vessel. (biology-online.org) Word origin: From Latin lacteus, from lac (genitive lactis)...

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Lactic

/ˈlaktik/ Adjective 1. Of or relating to or obtained from milk (especially sour milk or whey). (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) 2. Of, pertaining to, or involving the production of lactic acid, as lactic fermentation. (biology-online.org) Word origin: From French lactique, from Latin lactis, genitive of lac “milk” + French...

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