Archaeology. designating the period or culture of the late Iron Age typified by the structural remains, swords, tools, utensils, etc., found at La Tène.
a shallow area at the E end of the Lake of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where these remains were found.
a combining form meaning “ribbon,” used in biology to form compound nouns that refer to the shape or number of chromosomes involved in meiosis:
leptotene; pachytene; diplotene.
of or relating to a Celtic culture in Europe from about the 5th to the 1st centuries bc, characterized by a distinctive type of curvilinear decoration See also Hallstatt
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) Roman Catholic Church. 1. the office of matins and lauds for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Holy Week, sung respectively on the afternoon of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of that week, at which the Crucifixion is commemorated by the gradual extinguishment of candles. noun 1. (functioning as […]
adjective 1. producing darkness.
noun 1. darkling beetle.
adjective 1. dark; gloomy; obscure. adjective 1. gloomy, shadowy, or dark