Definition of lamina in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlamənə/

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.



Pronunciation: /-ˌnōs/ /-ˌnōz/


Mid 17th century: from Latin.

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Syllabification: lam·i·na

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