Glossary L

Language transfer is a term in second-language acquisition that refers to the process in which the first language influences the acquisition of a subsequent language; influences of the native language on second language learning.

- Language-making capacity (LMC) : - Language-making capacity (LMC ) : Language-making capacity or LMC refers to a hypothesized set of specialized linguistic processing skills that enable children to analyze speech and to detect phonological, semantic, and syntactical relationships.
Lanugo refers to the fine, downy hair that covers much of the body of the neonate, especially preterm babies; fine hair covering the fetus ’s body that helps Vernix stick to the skin.
Laparoscope is defined as a tiny scope that can be inserted through the skin and allows for the viewing of the uterine cavity.

Laparoscopy is defined as a procedure that allows a direct view of all the pelvic organs, including the uterus, Fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Laparoscopy also refers to a number of important surgeries, such as tubal ligation or gall bladder removal that involves a Laparoscope.

Larceny refers to the unlawful taking or attempted taking of property other than a motor vehicle from the possession of another, by stealth, without force and without deceit, with intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property. Moreover, Larceny is defined as a trespassory/unconsented taking and carrying away of personal property belonging to another with the intent to deprive the owner of the property permanently.

- Large-diameter fibers (L-fibers) : Large-diameter fibers (L-fibers) is a term according to the Gate control model that the activity in L-fibers closes the gate control mechanism and therefore decreases the perception of pain.
Large-n designs refers to an experiment which involves a large number of subjects; often analyzed by complex statistical procedures