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Linguistics is defined as the field of study focusing on the structure, use, and acquisition of language ; the branch of science that studies the origin, structure, and use of language

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts refers to an index to articles on language and language-related fields in 1500 journals.

- LIP (Lateral interpositus nucleus) : LIP is the acronym of Lateral interpositus nucleus which is the nucleus of the cerebellum that is critical for classical conditioning of the eye-blink response

Lipase is an enzyme responsible for the breakdown of triglycerides to free fatty acids and glycerol.

Lipolysis refers to the breakdown of triglycerides in adipose tissue to free fatty acids and glycerol for subsequent transport to tissues for metabolism.

Lipoprotein refers to the protein involved in the transport of cholesterol and triglycerides in the plasma. Lipoproteins, moreover, are substances in the blood consisting of lipid and protein.

Lipreading refers to the understanding a spoken language by following the lip patterns of the speaker. Less than half the speech sounds of English are shown on the lips and lipreading is a skill not everyone can master. Lipreading is a technique used by a person who has difficulty in hearing or deaf to understand what the other person is saying or telling him/her.

Lissencephaly refers to a congenital disorder in which the normal gyri and sulci of the brain fail to develop. Lissencephaly is believed to occur between the third and fourth month of gestation .

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