[lee-zhuh n] /ˈli ʒən/
an injury; hurt; wound.
Pathology. any localized, abnormal structural change in the body.
Plant Pathology. any localized, defined area of diseased tissue, as a spot, canker, blister, or scab.
verb (used with object)
to cause a lesion or lesions in.
any structural change in a bodily part resulting from injury or disease
an injury or wound
early 15c., from Middle French lesion, from Latin laesionem (nominative laesio) “injury,” from past participle stem of laedere “to strike, hurt, damage,” of unknown origin. Originally with reference to any sort of hurt, whether physical or not.
lesion le·sion (lē’zhən)
[luh-soo-too, -soh-toh] /ləˈsu tu, -ˈsoʊ toʊ/ noun 1. a monarchy in S Africa: formerly a British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 11,716 sq. mi. (30,344 sq. km). Capital: Maseru. /lɪˈsuːtʊ; ləˈsəʊtəʊ/ noun 1. a kingdom in southern Africa, forming an enclave in the Republic of South Africa: annexed to British […]
[French ley mee-zey-ra-bluh] /French leɪ mi zeɪˈra blə/ noun 1. a novel (1862) by Victor Hugo. (1862) A novel by Victor Hugo. The central character, Jean Valjean, is sentenced to prison for stealing a single loaf of bread. Later, seeking respectability, Valjean is hounded by his archenemy, Inspector Javert. Note: The broad canvas of Hugo’s […]
[les-pi-dee-zuh] /ˌlɛs pɪˈdi zə/ noun 1. any shrub or herb belonging to the genus Lespedeza, of the legume family, having trifoliolate leaves and lavender flowers, grown for forage, soil improvement, etc.
[les-kuh-rel-uh, ley-kuh-] /ˌlɛs kəˈrɛl ə, ˌleɪ kə-/ noun 1. any of various plants of the genus Lesquerella, of the mustard family, having rosettes of simple, hairy leaves, small yellow flowers, and inflated pods, and yielding a seed oil similar to castor oil.