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lamina

Syllabification: lam·i·na
Pronunciation: /ˈlamənə
 
/

Definition of lamina in English:

noun (plural laminae /-ˌnē, -ˌnī/)

technical
A thin layer, plate, or scale of sedimentary rock, organic tissue, or other material.
Example sentences
  • The preservation of the delicate neural arch laminae in cervical and dorsal vertebrae further indicates that the bones underwent little transport.
  • The neural arches of sauropod vertebrae are comprised of thin laminae of bone connecting the zygapophyses, diapophyses, and neural spine.
  • These connections occur through apertures in the basal laminae of both endothelial and epithelial cells.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin.

Derivatives

laminose

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz/
adjective

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