Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In optics, a small lens.
- n. In bot.: A lenticel.
- n. The spore-case of some fungi.
- n. A freckle; an ephelis. Also lenticule.
- n. The lenticular nucleus in the brain.
- n. medicine A kind of eruption upon the skin; lentigo; freckle.
- n. A small lens.
- n. botany A lenticel.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A kind of eruption upon the skin; lentigo; freckle.
- n. (Opt.) A lens of small size.
- n. (Bot.) A lenticel.
- Latin. See lenticel. (Wiktionary)
“The lentiform nucleus (nucleus lentiformis; lenticular nucleus; lenticula) (Fig. 741) is lateral to the caudate nucleus and thalamus, and is seen only in sections of the hemisphere.”
“The _lenticula_, as a derivation, is reliable and has authority.”
“_Lentibularia_ is an old generic name of Tournefort's, which has been superseded by _utricularia, _ but, oddly enough, has been retained in the name of the order _lentibulareæ_; but it probably comes from _lenticula_, which signifies the little root bladders, somewhat resembling lentils.”
“Then the spray trail would disperse in Europa’s one-seventh Earth gravity, fall like a slow-motion slushstorm for kilometers on either side of each surface lenticula, and then freeze in Europa’s thin, artificial atmosphere — all 100 millibars of it — adding more abstract sculptural forms to the already tortured icefields.”
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