[lep-see-oo s] /ˈlɛp siˌʊs/
[kahrl rikh-ahrt] /kɑrl ˈrɪx ɑrt/ (Show IPA), 1810–84, German philologist and Egyptologist.
1. a combining form meaning “seizure,” used in the formation of compound words: epilepsy. combining form 1. indicating a seizure or attack: catalepsy -lepsy or -lepsis suff. Seizure: narcolepsy.
1. a combining form meaning “thin,” “fine,” “slight,” used in the formation of compound words: leptophyllous. combining form 1. fine, slender, or slight: leptosome lepto- or lept- pref. Slender; thin; fine: leptocyte.
[lep-ton] /ˈlɛp tɒn/ noun, plural lepta [lep-tuh] /ˈlɛp tə/ (Show IPA) 1. an aluminum coin of modern Greece until the was adopted, the 100th part of a drachma. 2. a small copper or bronze coin of ancient Greece. [lep-ton] /ˈlɛp tɒn/ noun, Physics. 1. any of a class of particles with spin of ½ that […]
[lep-tin] /ˈlɛp tɪn/ noun 1. a hormone that is thought to suppress appetite and speed up metabolism. /ˈlɛptɪn/ noun 1. a protein, produced by fat cells in the body, that acts on the brain to regulate the amount of additional fat laid down in the body noun a protein produced by fat cells and involved […]