(Lat. lingua, the tongue). Connected with the tongue.
(Lat. longus, long; penna, wing). A group of the Natatorial Birds.
(Lat. longus; rostrum, beak). A group of the Wading Birds.
(Gr. lophos, a crest; and phero, I carry). The disc or stage upon which the tentacles of the Polyzoa are borne.
(Gr. lophouros, having stiff hairs ; and podes, feet). A section of Crustacea.
(Lat. a breast-plate). Applied to the protective case with which certain Infusoria are provided.
(Lat. lucerna, a lamp). An order of the Hydrozoa, Lumbar (Lat. lumbus, loin.) Connected with the loins.
(Lat. luna, moon). Crescentic in shape.
(Gr. luo, I loose; egkephalos, brain). A primary division of Mammals according to Owen.
(Gr. makros, long; daktulos, a finger). A group of the Wading Birds.
(Gr. makros, long; oura, tail). A tribe of Decapod Crustaceans with long tails (e.g., the Lobster, Shrimp, &c).
Perforated with small holes, like a coral ; applied to the tubercle by which the ambulacral system of the Echinoderms mostly communicates with the exterior.
(Gr. malakos, soft; ostrakon, shell). A division of Crustacea. Originally applied by Aristotle to the entire class Crustacea, because their shells were softer than those of the Mollusca.
(Gr. mallos, a fleece; phago, I eat). An order of Insects which are mostly parasitic upon birds.
(Lat. mamma, the breast). The class of Vertebrate animals which suckle their young.
(Lat. mandibulum, a jaw). The upper pair of jaws in Insects ; also applied to one of the pairs of jaws in Crustacea and Spiders, to the beak of Cephalopods, the lower jaw of Vertebrates, etc.
(Lat. the hand). The hand or fore-foot of the higher Vertebrates.