an oak, Quercus laurifolia, of the southeastern U.S., found in moist areas and having shiny dark green leaves.
[lawr-uh n, lor-] /ˈlɔr ən, ˈlɒr-/ noun 1. a female given name. /ˈlɔːrən/ noun 1. Ralph. born 1939, US fashion designer
- Laurence-moon-bardet-biedl syndrome
Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl syndrome Lau·rence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl syndrome (lôr’əns-mōōn’-) n. A combination of the Laurence-Moon syndrome and the Bardet-Biedl syndrome.
[lawr-uh ns, lor-] /ˈlɔr əns, ˈlɒr-/ noun 1. Physics. a shimmering effect seen over a hot surface, such as a pavement or roadway, on a clear and calm day, caused by the irregular refraction of light. Compare (def 4). [lawr-uh ns, lor-] /ˈlɔr əns, ˈlɒr-/ noun 1. a male given name, form of . /ˈlɒrəns/ […]
- Laurence-moon syndrome
Laurence-Moon syndrome n. An inherited syndrome attributed to recessive mutations of two genes on the same chromosome and characterized by mental retardation, pigmentary retinopathy, hypogenitalism, and spastic paraplegia.