(Lac`er*til"i*an) a. & n. Same as Lacertian.
(La*cer"ti*loid) a. [Lacertilia + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Like or belonging to the Lacertilia.
(La*cer"tine) a. (Zoöl.) Lacertian.
(||La*cer"tus) n.; pl. Lacerti (- ti). [L., the upper arm.] (Anat.) A bundle or fascicle of muscular
(Lace"wing`) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of neuropterous insects of the genus Chrysopa
and allied genera. They have delicate, lacelike wings and brilliant eyes. Their larvæ are useful in destroying
aphids. Called also lace-winged fly, and goldeneyed fly.
(Lace"-winged`), a. (Zoöl.) Having thin, transparent, reticulated wings; as, the lace- winged
(Lach"es Lache) n. [OF. lachesse, fr. lache lax, indolent, F. lâche, ultimately fr. L. laxus loose,
lax. See Lax.] (Law) Neglect; negligence; remissness; neglect to do a thing at the proper time; delay to
assert a claim.
It ill became him to take advantage of such a laches with the eagerness of a shrewd attorney.Macaulay.
(Lach"ry*ma*ble) a. [L. lacrimabilis, fr. lacrima a tear.] Lamentable. Martin Parker.
(||Lach"ry*mæ Chris"ti) [L., lit., Christ's tears.] A rich, sweet, red Neapolitan wine.
(Lach"ry*mal) a. [Cf. F. lacrymal. See Lachrymose.]
1. Of or pertaining to tears; as, lachrymal effusions.
2. (Anat.) (a) Pertaining to, or secreting, tears; as, the lachrymal gland. (b) Pertaining to the lachrymal
organs; as, lachrymal bone; lachrymal duct.
(Lach"ry*mal, Lac"ry*mal) n. See Lachrymatory.
(Lach"ry*ma*ry) a. Containing, or intended to contain, tears; lachrymal. Addison.
(Lach"ry*mate) v. i. To weep. [R.] Blount.
(Lach`ry*ma"tion) n. [L. lacrimatio, from lacrimare to shed tears, fr. lacrima tear.] The
act of shedding tears; weeping.
(Lach"ry*ma*to*ry) n.; pl. - ries [Cf. F. lacrymatoire.] (Antiq.) A "tear-bottle;" a narrow-
necked vessel found in sepulchers of the ancient Romans; so called from a former notion that the
tears of the deceased person's friends were collected in it. Called also lachrymal or lacrymal.
(Lach"ry*mi*form) a., [L. lacrima tear + -form; cf. F. lacrymiforme.] Having the form of
a tear; tear-shaped.
(Lach"ry*mose`) a. [L. lacrymosus, better lacrimosus, fr. lacrima, lacruma (also badly
spelt lachryma) a tear, for older dacrima, akin to E. tear. See Tear the secretion.] Generating or
shedding tears; given to shedding tears; suffused with tears; tearful.
You should have seen his lachrymose visnomy.Lamb.