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lats

 (läts)
n. pl. la·ti (lä′tē′)
The primary unit of currency in Latvia before the adoption of the euro.

[Latvian, probably from shortening of latvietis, Latvian.]

lats

(læts)
n, pl lati (ˈlætiː)
(Currencies) the former standard monetary unit of Latvia, divided into 100 santimi

lats

(læts)

n.pl. Informal.
latissimus dorsi muscles.
[1935–40; by shortening]
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Noun1.lats - the basic unit of money in Latvia
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2) In 1956, Adams and Purves, using a bioassay for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), reported finding a substance in the serum of patients with Graves' disease that behaved differently from TSH, which they named the long-acting thyroid stimulator, or LATS.
Kriss JP, Pleshakov V, Chien JR: Isolation and identification of the long-acting thyroid stimulator and its relation to hyperthyroidism and circumscribed pretibial myxedema.