lept-, lepto-

(Greek: thin, small, fine, delicate, mild; from "peeled, husked"; used primarily in the sense of "abnormally thin, narrow, slender, or delicate")

leptonema
A very thin, threadlike form, as taken by the chromosomes during the leptotene state of meiosis.
leptonomorphology
The morphology (form and structure of) of membranes.
leptopellic
Having an unusually narrow pelvis.
leptophonia, leptophonic
1. A weak voice; hypophonia.
2. An abnormally weak voice due to incoordination of the muscles concerned in vocalization.
3. A weak, thin quality of the voice, resulting from general debility or certain myopathic or neurologic conditions.
leptophyll
A reference to very small, delicate leaves.
leptophyllous
1. Having long thin leaves.
2. Having a small leaf area.
leptopodal
Having slender, elongated legs or tarsals; said primarily of certain insects.
leptopodia
A condition of having slender feet.
leptoprosope
An individual displaying leptoprosopia.
leptoprosopia
An extreme narrowness of the face.
leptoprosopic
Exhibiting leptoprosopia.
leptorrhine, leptorrhin
1. Having a long narrow, or thin, nose.
2. Having a tall, narrow nasal opening of the skull.
leptorrhinism
A person (or certain animals) with a long thin nose.
leptoscope
1. An optical instrument used to determine the thickness of plasma membranes.
2. An apparatus for measuring cell membranes.
3. An optical instrument used to measure the thickness of a thin film; such as, the plasma membrane.
leptosomatic
1. Characterized by a slight, narrow bodily framework.
2. Having a small, slender physique.