[lem-nis-kuh s] /lɛmˈnɪs kəs/
noun, plural lemnisci
[lem-nis-ahy, -nis-kee] /lɛmˈnɪs aɪ, -ˈnɪs ki/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
a band of fibers, especially of white nerve fibers in the brain.
noun (pl) -nisci (-ˈnɪsaɪ; -ˈnɪskiː)
(anatomy) a technical name for fillet (sense 9)
1811, from Late Latin lemniscus “a pendent ribbon.” from Greek lemniskos “woolen ribbon,” perhaps originally or literally “of Lemnos,” island in the Aegean. Related: Lemniscate (1781).
lemniscus lem·nis·cus (lěm-nĭs’kəs)
n. pl. lem·nis·ci (-nĭs’ī’, -nĭs’kī’, -nĭs’kē)
A bundle of nerve fibers ascending from sensory nuclei in the spinal cord and the rhombencephalon to the thalamus.
[lem-nit-ser] /ˈlɛm nɪt sər/ noun 1. Lyman Louis [lahy-muh n] /ˈlaɪ mən/ (Show IPA), 1899–1988, U.S. army officer; chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff 1960–63; supreme allied commander NATO 1963–69.
[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. /ˈlɛmnɒs/ noun 1. a Greek island in the N Aegean Sea: famous for its medicinal earth (Lemnian seal). Chief town: Kastron. Pop: 18 104 (2001). Area: 477 sq […]
[lem-uh n] /ˈlɛm ən/ noun 1. the yellowish, acid fruit of a subtropical citrus tree, Citrus limon. 2. the tree itself. 3. . 4. Informal. a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory; dud: His car turned out to be a lemon. adjective 5. made of or with lemon. 6. having […]
[lem-uh-neyd, lem-uh-neyd] /ˌlɛm əˈneɪd, ˈlɛm əˌneɪd/ noun 1. a beverage consisting of juice, sweetener, and water, sometimes carbonated. /ˌlɛməˈneɪd/ noun 1. a drink made from lemon juice, sugar, and water or from carbonated water, citric acid, etc n. 1660s, from French limonade (17c.); see lemon (n.1) + -ade. Earlier English spelling was lemonado (c.1640) with […]