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lem•ma



Pronunciation: (lem'u), [key]
n.,
pl. lem•mas, lem•ma•taPronunciation: (lem'u-tu). [key]

1. a subsidiary proposition introduced in proving some other proposition; a helping theorem.
2. an argument, theme, or subject, esp. when indicated in a heading.
3. a word or phrase that is glossed; headword.

lem•ma



Pronunciation: (lem'u), [key]
n.,
pl. lem•mas.
Bot.
a bract in a grass spikelet just below the pistil and stamens.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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