A resinous substance secreted as a protective covering by the lac insect, used to make varnish, shellac, sealing wax, dyes, etc.
Denoting the ability of normal strains of the bacterium E. coli to metabolize lactose, or the genetic factors involved in this ability (which is lost in some mutant strains)
variant spelling of lakh.
A hundred thousand
French name for Lake Geneva (see Geneva, Lake).
An Asian scale insect that lives on trees and produces secretions that are used in the production of shellac
An industrial and commercial city in southeastern Wisconsin, on Lake Winnebago; population 42,025 (est. 2008)
A type of remote elliptical galaxy with a very compact starlike nucleus, remarkable for its considerable short-term variations in brightness and radio emissions