[lah-vah-ter, lah-vah-ter] /ˈlɑ vɑ tər, lɑˈvɑ tər/
[yoh-hahn kahs-pahr] /ˈyoʊ hɑn ˈkɑs pɑr/ (Show IPA), 1741–1801, Swiss poet, theologian, and physiognomist.
[ley-vey-shuh n] /leɪˈveɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the process of washing. /læˈveɪʃən/ noun 1. (formal or literary) the act or process of washing n. “act of washing,” 1620s, from Latin lavationem (nominative lavatio), noun of action from past participle stem of lavare (see lave). Related: Lavations.
/ˌlævəˈtɪərə/ noun 1. any plant of the genus Lavatera, closely resembling mallow and grown for their purple, white, or rose-coloured flowers: family Malvaceae
/ˌlævəˈtɔːrɪəl/ adjective 1. of or in the style of decoration supposed to typify public lavatories: white lavatorial tiling 2. characterized by excessive mention of lavatories and the excretory functions; vulgar or scatological: lavatorial humour
noun, Crystallography. 1. a diffraction pattern used to study crystal structure, consisting of symmetrically arranged spots obtained when a beam of x-rays, electrons, or neutrons is passed through a thin crystal and exposes a photographic plate.