[lahy-uh nz for 1; lee-awn or, sometimes, lahy-uh nz for 2] /ˈlaɪ ənz for 1; liˈɔ̃ or, sometimes, ˈlaɪ ənz for 2/
Joseph Aloysius, 1879–1939, Australian statesman: prime minister 1932–39.
French Lyon. a city in and the capital of Rhone, in E France at the confluence of the Rhone and Saône rivers.
[lahy-uh n for 1; French lyawn for 2] /ˈlaɪ ən for 1; French lyɔ̃ for 2/
Mary, 1797–1849, U.S. pioneer in advocating and providing advanced education for women: founder of Mount Holyoke College.
a river flowing from the Alps in S Switzerland through the Lake of Geneva and SE France into the Mediterranean. 504 miles (810 km) long.
a department in E central France: wine-growing region. 1104 sq. mi. (2860 sq. km).
Joseph Aloysius. 1879–1939, Australian statesman; prime minister of Australia (1931–39)
a city in SE central France, capital of Rhône department, at the confluence of the Rivers Rhône and Saône: the third largest city in France; a major industrial centre and river port. Pop: 445 452 (1999) English name Lyons (ˈlaɪənz) Ancient name Lugdunum (lʊɡˈduːnəm)
a river in W Europe, rising in S Switzerland in the Rhône glacier and flowing to Lake Geneva, then into France through gorges between the Alps and Jura and south to its delta on the Gulf of Lions: important esp for hydroelectricity and for wine production along its valley. Length: 812 km (505 miles)
a department of E central France, in the Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Lyon. Pop: 1 621 718 (2003 est). Area: 3233 sq km (1261 sq miles)
city in France at the confluence of the Rhone and the Saône, from Gallo-Latin Lugudunum, literally “fort of Lug.” The adjectival form is Lyonnaise.
river in southeastern France, from a pre-Indo-European element *rod- meaning “to flow.”
Lyon Ly·on (lī’ən), Mary Francis. Born 1925.
British geneticist whose research on mice led to her formulation of the Lyon hypothesis.
Also Lyons; a city in east-central France on the Rhone River.
Note: Lyon is the principal producer of silk and rayon in Europe.
Note: It was the capital of the Free French Resistance movement in World War II.
lyophil ly·o·phil (lī’ə-fĭl’) or ly·o·phile (-fīl’) adj. Lyophilic. n. A lyophilic substance.
[lahy-uh-fil-ik] /ˌlaɪ əˈfɪl ɪk/ adjective, Physical Chemistry. 1. noting a colloid the particles of which have a strong affinity for the liquid in which they are dispersed. /ˌlaɪəʊˈfɪlɪk/ adjective 1. (chem) (of a colloid) having a dispersed phase with a high affinity for the continuous phase: a lyophilic sol Compare lyophobic lyophilic ly·o·phil·ic (lī’ə-fĭl’ĭk) adj. […]
[lahy-of-uh-lahyz] /laɪˈɒf əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), lyophilized, lyophilizing. Biochemistry. 1. (of tissue, blood, serum, or the like) to dry by freezing in a high vacuum. /laɪˈɒfɪˌlaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to dry (blood, serum, tissue, etc) by freezing in a high vacuum; freeze dry
[lahy-of-uh-lahyz] /laɪˈɒf əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), lyophilized, lyophilizing. Biochemistry. 1. (of tissue, blood, serum, or the like) to dry by freezing in a high vacuum. /laɪˈɒfɪˌlaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to dry (blood, serum, tissue, etc) by freezing in a high vacuum; freeze dry lyophilization ly·oph·i·li·za·tion (lī-ŏf’ə-lĭ-zā’shən) n. The process of isolating a solid substance […]