[lath-uh-riz-uh m] /ˈlæθ əˌrɪz əm/
a disorder of humans and domestic animals caused by ingestion of the seeds of some legumes of the genus Lathyrus and marked by spastic paralysis and pain.
a neurological disease often resulting in weakness and paralysis of the legs: caused by eating the pealike seeds of the leguminous plant Lathyrus sativus
lathyrism lath·y·rism (lāth’ə-rĭz’əm)
A disease of humans and animals caused by eating legumes of the genus Lathyrus and characterized by spastic paralysis, hyperesthesia, and paresthesia.
[lah-tee] /ˈlɑ ti/ noun 1. a plural of 1 . [laht] /lɑt/ noun, plural lats, lati [lah-tee] /ˈlɑ ti/ (Show IPA) 1. a former silver coin of Latvia, equal to 100 santimi. [lat] /læt/ noun, Informal. 1. . modifier For exercising the latissimus dorsi muscles: did a handstand on the seat of the lat pull […]
[lat-uh-seez] /ˈlæt əˌsiz/ noun 1. a plural of . [ley-teks] /ˈleɪ tɛks/ noun, plural latices [lat-uh-seez] /ˈlæt əˌsiz/ (Show IPA), latexes. 1. a milky liquid in certain plants, as milkweeds, euphorbias, poppies, or the plants yielding India rubber, that coagulates on exposure to air. 2. Chemistry. any emulsion in water of finely divided particles of […]
[ley-tis-uh-fer] /leɪˈtɪs ə fər/ noun, Botany. 1. a tubular structure through which latex circulates in a plant. /ləˈtɪsɪfə/ noun 1. (botany) a cell or group of cells in a plant that contains latex
[lat-uh-sif-er-uh s] /ˌlæt əˈsɪf ər əs/ adjective, Botany. 1. bearing or containing latex.