(Loph`o*bran"chi*ate) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Lophobranchii.
(||Loph`o*bran"chi*i) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. lo`fos a crest or tuft + bra`gchion gill.] (Zoöl.)
An order of teleostean fishes, having the gills arranged in tufts on the branchial arches, as the Hippocampus
(Loph"o*phore) n. [Gr. lo`fos a crest or tuft + fe`rein to bear.] (Zoöl.) A disk which surrounds
the mouth and bears the tentacles of the Bryozoa. See Phylactolemata.
(||Lo*phop"o*da) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. a crest or tuft + -poda.] (Zoöl.) Same as Phylactolemata.
(||Lo*phos"te*on) n.; pl. L. Lophostea E. Lophosteons [NL., from Gr. a crest + a bone.]
(Anat.) The central keel-bearing part of the sternum in birds.
(Lop"pard) n. [Lop + - ard.] A tree, the top of which has been lopped off. [Eng.]
(Lop"per) n. One who lops or cuts off.
(Lop"per), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Loppered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Loppering.] [Cf. Prov. G. lübbern,
levern, OHG. gilibern, G. luppe, lab, rennet.] To turn sour and coagulate from too long standing, as
(Lop"ping) n. A cutting off, as of branches; that which is cut off; leavings.
The loppings made from that stock whilst it stood.Burke.
(Lop"py) a. Somewhat lop; inclined to lop.
(Lop"seed`) n. (Bot.) A perennial herb having slender seedlike fruits.
(Lop"sid`ed) a. [Lop + side. Cf. Lobsided.]
1. Leaning to one side because of some defect of structure; as, a lopsided ship. Marryat.
2. Unbalanced; poorly proportioned; full of idiosyncrasies. J. S. Mill.
(Lo*qua"cious) a. [L. loquax, -acis, talkative, fr. loqui to speak; cf. Gr. to rattle, shriek,
1. Given to continual talking; talkative; garrulous.
Loquacious, brawling, ever in the wrong.Dryden.
2. Speaking; expressive. [R.] J. Philips.
3. Apt to blab and disclose secrets.
Syn. Garrulous; talkative. See Garrulous.
(Lo*qua"cious*ly), adv. In a loquacious manner.
(Lo*qua"cious*ness), n. Loquacity.
(Lo*quac"i*ty) n. [L. loquacitas: cf. F. loquacité.] The habit or practice of talking continually
or excessively; inclination to talk too much; talkativeness; garrulity.
Too great loquacity and too great taciturnity by fits.Arbuthnot.