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  • n. A kind of eruption upon the skin; lentigo; freckle.
  • n. A small lens.
  • n. A lenticel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of eruption upon the skin; lentigo; freckle.
  • n. A lens of small size.
  • n. A lenticel.

from The 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.


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.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon

  • The _lenticula_, as a derivation, is reliable and has authority.

    Proserpina, Volume 2 Studies Of Wayside Flowers

  • _Lentibularia_ is an old generic name of Tournefort's, which has been superseded by _utricularia, _ but, oddly enough, has been retained in the name of the order _lentibulareæ_; but it probably comes from _lenticula_, which signifies the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.

    Proserpina, Volume 2 Studies Of Wayside Flowers

  • 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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