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labyrinth
  • n  complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
  • n  a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
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labyrinth of minos
  • n  a vast labyrinth built in Crete by Daedalus at the command of Minos in order to contain the Minotaur
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labyrinthine artery
  • n  an artery that is a branch of the basilar artery that supplies the labyrinth
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labyrinthine sense
  • n  a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head
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labyrinthitis
  • n  inflammation of the inner ear; can cause vertigo and vomiting
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labyrinthodont
  • n  an amphibian of the superorder Labyrinthodontia
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labyrinthodonta
  • n  extinct amphibians typically resembling heavy-bodied salamanders or crocodiles and having a solid flattened skull and conical teeth; Devonian through Triassic
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labyrinthodontia
  • n  extinct amphibians typically resembling heavy-bodied salamanders or crocodiles and having a solid flattened skull and conical teeth; Devonian through Triassic
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lac
  • n  resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax
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lac dye
  • n  scarlet dye like cochineal; extracted with alkali from stick lac
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lac wax
  • n  a hard wax separated from shellac by its insolubility in alcohol
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laccopetalum giganteum
  • n  spectacular perennial native of wet montane grasslands of Peru; formerly included in genus Ranunculus
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lace
  • n  a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
  • n  a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns
  • v  spin,wind, or twist together
  • v  make by braiding or interlacing
    lace a tablecloth
  • v  do lacework
  • v  draw through eyes or holes
    lace the shoelaces
  • v  add alcohol to (beverages)
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lace-flower vine
  • n  low-growing creeping perennial of Central America having deeply fringed white flowers; sometimes placed in genus Episcia
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lace bug
  • n  small bug having body and wings covered with a lacy network of raised lines
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lacebark
  • n  small tree or shrub of New Zealand having a profusion of axillary clusters of honey-scented paper-white flowers and whose bark is used for cordage
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