[lem-ing] /ˈlɛm ɪŋ/
any of various small, mouselike rodents of the genera Lemmus, Myopus, and Dicrostonyx, of far northern regions, as L. lemmus, of Norway, Sweden, etc., noted for periodic mass migrations that sometimes result in mass drownings.
any of various volelike rodents of the genus Lemmus and related genera, of northern and arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and North America: family Cricetidae. The Scandinavian variety, Lemmus lemmus, migrates periodically when its population reaches a peak
a member of any large group following an unthinking course towards mass destruction
small arctic rodent, c.1600, from Norwegian lemming, from Old Norse lomundr “lemming.” Perhaps from Lapp luomek. Figurative sense (in reference to their mass migrations that sometimes end in plunges into the sea) is from 1958.
[lem-in-kai-nen] /ˈlɛm ɪnˌkæɪ nɛn/ noun 1. (in the Kalevala) a young, jovial hero who has many adventures in which he is sometimes helped by his mother.
lemmoblast lem·mo·blast (lěm’ō-blāst’) n. A cell developing from the neural crest in an embryo, capable of forming a cell of the neurolemma sheath.
lemmocyte lem·mo·cyte (lěm’ō-sīt’) n. Any of the cells that form the neurilemma.
[lem-nos, -nohs; Greek leem-naws] /ˈlɛm nɒs, -noʊs; Greek ˈlim nɔs/ noun 1. a Greek island in the NE Aegean. 186 sq. mi. (480 sq. km). Capital: Myrina. /ˈlɛmnɪən/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Greek island of Lemnos or its inhabitants noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Lemnos /ˈlɛmnɒs/ noun 1. a Greek […]