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Syllabification: lam·i·na
Pronunciation: /ˈlamənə

Definition of lamina in English:

noun (plural laminae /-ˌnē, -ˌnī/)

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.


mid 17th century: from Latin.



Pronunciation: /-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz/

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