[lek-tern] /ˈlɛk tərn/ noun 1. a reading desk in a church on which the Bible rests and from which the lessons are read during the church service. 2. a stand with a slanted top, used to hold a book, speech, manuscript, etc., at the proper height for a reader or speaker. /ˈlɛktən/ noun 1. a […]
[lek-tin] /ˈlɛk tɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. any of a group of proteins that bind to particular carbohydrates in the manner of an antibody and are commonly extracted from plants for use as an agglutinin, as in clumping red blood cells for blood typing. /ˈlɛktɪn/ noun 1. a type of protein possessing high affinity for a […]
noun 1. a weasel, Mustela nivalis, of northern regions, that grows to a length of about 6 inches (15 cm).
[leest-weyz] /ˈlistˌweɪz/ adverb, Dialect. 1. at least; at any rate; leastwise. /ˈliːstˌweɪz/ adverb 1. (informal) at least; anyway; at any rate 1825, colloquial, from least + way. Regarded as vulgar, but simply a one-word form of Chaucer’s leest weye (late 14c.).