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lesser

the smaller, less important, of two.

lesser celandine
ranunculusficaria.
lesser hemlock
aethusacynapium.
lesser liver fluke
see dicrocoeliumdendriticum.
lesser loosestrife
lesser mealworm
lesser spearwort
ranunculusflammaula.
References in classic literature ?
Hence the chance of discovering species with transitional grades of structure in a fossil condition will always be less, from their having existed in lesser numbers, than in the case of species with fully developed structures.
We were then presented to Mors Kajak, Jed of lesser Helium, and father of Dejah Thoris.
For only an instant my curiosity was piqued, and then I replaced the torch in my pocket-pouch, but my fingers had not unclasped from it when there rushed to my memory the recollection of the conversation between Lakor and his companion when the lesser thern had quoted the words of Thurid and scoffed at them: "And what think you of the ridiculous matter of the light?
With her were Thuvia of Ptarth, Phaidor, daughter of Matai Shang, and Thurid, and the Father of Therns, and the three lesser therns that had accompanied them.
As she turned, both men leaped upon her and bore her to the deck, and as she went down beneath them she saw, outlined against the lesser gloom of the ocean, the figure of another man clamber over the side of the Kincaid.
It was left for Sator Throg and his poor slaves to accomplish what the lesser therns of the guard were unable to do--we have killed one and captured the other; for this had Sator Throg given us our liberty.
He may have to wait for an audience, but since he is very high among the lesser therns, in fact as a thorian among them, it will not be long that Matai Shang will keep him waiting.
Vas Kor's destination lay in Greater Helium, which lies some seventy-five miles across the level plain from Lesser Helium.
Five (4%) of these nests were parasitized by both a lessers scaup and another greater scaup, and one nest was parasitized by both a lesser scaup and a red-breasted merganser (Mergus errator).
We studied the breeding ecology of greater and lesser scaup on islands of the North Arm of Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, and on the nearby mainland during 1990-98.
Key words: Aythya affinis, Aythya marila, boreal forest, egg success, greater scaup, lesser scaup, hatchability, nest success, Northwest Territories, Subarctic
Greater scaup (Aythya marila) and lesser scaup (Aythya affinis) breed sympatrically throughout much of northwestern North America (Palmer, 1976; Bellrose, 1980) including the boreal forest of Canada's Northwest Territories (Godfrey, 1986).