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  • leucorrhoea

    A discharge of a white, yellowish, or greenish, viscid mucus, resulting from inflammation or irritation of the membrane lining the genital organs of the female

  • leukaemia

    A cancer of the blood or bone marrow. Leukaemia is caused by an abnormal growth in numbers of cells, usually white blood cells. It is a broad term covering a number of different disorders.

  • level

    An instrument by which to find a horizontal line or adjust something with reference to a horizontal line, such as used by builders & surveyors.

  • level crossing gate

    A gate capable of being closed across the road and/or railway at places where the road crosses the railway at the same level.

  • Leyden jar

    Earliest and simplest device for storing static electricity, developed c.1745 in Leyden, Holland. The original electrical capacitor, it consists of a foil-lined glass jar partly filled with water and closed with a cork through which protrudes a brass rod wired to the foil. To charge the jar, friction is applied to the tip of the rod

  • libation cup

    A libation is an offering of wine, milk, honey, or oil that was poured to honour the dead or to praise the gods.

  • lice comb

    Comb used to detect and remove head lice and their eggs from hair.

  • lids

    Covers which are usually hinged or otherwise attached.

  • ligature

    A thread or string for tying the blood vessels, particularly the arteries, to prevent bleeding. The word ‘ligature’ can also refer to the action or result of binding or tying, e.g. the ligature of an artery.

  • light meter

    Type of photometer that measures the intensity of incident and reflected visible light

  • linear dividing engine

    A machine for accurately dividing the linear scales of various measuring instruments, such as thermometers, and for producing glass graticules.

  • lining brush

    A thin paint brush used for painting the lines and insignia on vehicle bodies.

  • linoleum

    Durable floor coverings made primarily of linseed oil, with a filler of cork dust or wood flour, and flax, with pigments added to create the desired colors and patterns; also, similar floor coverings made with substitutes for the linseed oil or filler or both.

  • lipstick

    a stick of cosmetic colouring for the lips

  • liqueur glass

    Small drinking glasses, generally of 1- to 1 1/2-ounce capacity, intended for drinking cordials, liqueurs, and eaux-de-vie. They are usually in the form of wine glasses but smaller with a bowl resting on a tall stem or in the form of a beaker.

  • lithograph

    Prints made using the process of lithography - a method for printing using a plate or stone with a completely smooth surface.

  • lithographs

    Prints made using the process of lithography.

  • lithotome

    instrument used for cutting the bladder in operations for removal of stones (calculous concretions); from Greek: lithos (stone) and thomos (cut)

  • lithotomy

    The operation of cutting stones from the hollow organs, such as the kidney or bladder.

  • lithotomy crutch

    to hold the patient in the lithotomy position

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