Definition of Lac

1. Noun. Resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e.g. varnishes and sealing wax.

Substance meronyms: Seal, Sealing Wax, Shellac, Shellac Varnish
Generic synonyms: Animal Product
Specialized synonyms: Garnet Lac, Gum-lac, Shellac, Stick Lac, Seed Lac



Definition of Lac

1. n. One hundred thousand; also, a vaguely great number; as, a lac of rupees.

2. n. A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree, but to some extent on other trees, by the Coccus lacca, a scale-shaped insect, the female of which fixes herself on the bark, and exudes from the margin of her body this resinous substance.

Definition of Lac

1. Noun. A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree by the female of Coccus lacca, a scale-shaped insect. ¹

2. Noun. One hundred thousand (commonly used in Pakistan and India). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lac

1. a resinous substance secreted by certain insects [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lac

1. A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree, but to some extent on other trees, by the Coccus lacca, a scale-shaped insect, the female of which fixes herself on the bark, and exudes from the margin of her body this resinous substance. Stick-lac is the substance in its natural state, incrusting small twigs. When broken off, and the colouring matter partly removed, the granular residuum is called seed-lac. When melted, and reduced to a thin crust, it is called shell-lac or shellac. Lac is an important ingredient in sealing wax, dyes, varnishes, and lacquers. Ceylon lac, a resinous exudation of the tree Croton lacciferum, resembling lac. Lac dye, a scarlet dye obtained from stick-lac. Lac lake, the colouring matter of lac dye when precipitated from its solutions by alum. Mexican lac, an exudation of the tree Croton Draco. Origin: Per. Lak; akin to Skr. Laksha: cf. F. Lague, It. & NL. Lacca. Cf. Lake a colour, Lacquer, Litmus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lac

labyrinthitis
labyrinthlike
labyrinthodon
labyrinthodons
labyrinthodont
labyrinthodonta
labyrinthodonts
labyrinthotomy
labyrinths
labyrinthus
labyrinthus cochlearis
labyrinthus ethmoidalis
labyrinthus membranaceus
labyrinthus osseus
labyrinthus vestibularis
lac (current term)
lac dye
lac sulfuris
lac vaccinum
lac wax
lacca
laccase
laccases
laccate
lacceroic
lacceroic acid
laccic
laccin
laccolith
laccolithic

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