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lamina

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noun lam·i·na \ˈla-mə-nə\

Definition of lamina

plural lam·i·naeplay \-ˌnē, -ˌnī\ or lam·i·nas

  1. 1 :  a thin plate or scale :  layer

  2. 2 :  the expanded part of a foliage leaf

  3. 3 :  one of the narrow thin parallel plates of soft vascular sensitive tissue that cover the flesh within the wall of a hoof



Examples of lamina

  1. <the laminae of stratified rock were deposited separately, building upwards as time passed>



Origin of lamina

Latin


First Known Use: circa 1656

Rhymes with lamina


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lamina

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noun lam·i·na \ˈlam-ə-nə\

Medical Definition of lamina

plural lam·i·nae \-ˌnē, -ˌnī\play or lam·i·nas

  1. :  a thin plate or layer especially of an anatomical part: asa:  the part of the neural arch of a vertebra extending from the pedicle to the median lineb:  one of the narrow thin parallel plates of soft vascular sensitive tissue that cover the pododerm of the walls of an animal's hoof and fit between corresponding horny laminae on the inside of the wall of the hoof




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