A pigment used as a test for acidity and alkalinity. Litmus paper turns red in acid and blue in an alkaline solution. Litmus is prepared from lichens like Roccella tinctoria. Figuratively, a litmus test is a decision in which a single factor is the determinant.
- Litmus test
Litmus. 2. Figuratively, any test in which a single factor is decisive.
- Little lady of Flores
The first skeleton, that of a diminuitive female, found on the Indonesian island of Flores belonging to a new human-like species — Homo floresiensis.
- Little People of America
An organization for people of short stature whose mission is to assist dwarfs with their physical and developmental concerns resulting from short stature. By networking with other national and international growth-related and genetic-support groups, LPA works to enhance knowledge and support of short-statured individuals. Membership in LPA is offered to those people who are usually […]
- Livedo reticularis
A mottled purplish discoloration of the skin. Livedo reticularis can be a normal condition that is simply more obvious when a person is exposed to the cold. It can also be an indicator of impaired circulation. Livedo reticularis has been reported in association with autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus; abnormal antibodies referred to […]
The largest solid organ in the body, situated in the upper part of the abdomen on the right side. The liver has a multitude of important and complex functions, including to manufacture proteins, including albumin (to help maintain the volume of blood) and blood clotting factors; to synthesize, store, and process fats, including fatty acids […]