[lek-tin] /ˈlɛk tɪn/
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.
a type of protein possessing high affinity for a specific sugar; lectins are often highly toxic
lectin lec·tin (lěk’tĭn)
Any of several plant glycoproteins that bind to specific carbohydrate groups on the cell membranes, used in the laboratory to stimulate proliferation of lymphocytes and to agglutinate red blood cells.
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.).
noun, Mathematics. 1. an upper bound that is less than or equal to all the upper bounds of a particular set. 3 is the least upper bound of the set consisting of 1, 2, 3. Abbr.: lub.
[lek-shuh-ner-ee] /ˈlɛk ʃəˌnɛr i/ noun, plural lectionaries. 1. a book or a list of lections for reading in a divine service. /ˈlɛkʃənərɪ/ noun (pl) -aries 1. a book containing readings appointed to be read at divine services