[lahy-ol-uh-sis] /laɪˈɒl ə sɪs/
(chem) the formation of an acid and a base from the interaction of a salt with a solvent
[lahy-uh n for 1; French lyawn for 2] /ˈlaɪ ən for 1; French lyɔ̃ for 2/ noun 1. Mary, 1797–1849, U.S. pioneer in advocating and providing advanced education for women: founder of Mount Holyoke College. 2. . [ham-uh l-tuh n] /ˈhæm əl tən/ noun 1. Alexander, 1757–1804, American statesman and writer on government: the first […]
[lahy-uh n] /ˈlaɪ ən/ noun 1. a vine, Mucuna niveum, of southern Asia and the Philippines, having showy clusters of white flowers and whitish hairy pods, grown widely as a forage crop.
- Lyon hypothesis
Lyon hypothesis n. The hypothesis that one X-chromosome is inactive during interphase in normal females and is represented in interphase cell nuclei as the sex chromatin body.
Lyonization Ly·on·i·za·tion (lī’ə-nĭ-zā’shən) n. The phenomenon in which heterozygous females do not phenotypically express their X-linked recessive genotype or do so only randomly. Also called X-inactivation.