Definition of laminaria
: any of a genus (Laminaria) of large chiefly perennial kelps with an unbranched cylindrical or flattened stipe and a smooth or convoluted blade; broadly : any of various related kelps (order Laminariales)
Origin of laminaria
New Latin, from Latin lamina
First Known Use: 1848
Medical Definition of laminaria
: any of a genus (Laminaria) of large chiefly perennial kelps of which some have been used to dilate the cervix in performing an abortion
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