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lamina

noun lam·i·na \ˈla-mə-nə\
plural lam·i·nae\-ˌnē, -ˌnī\ or lam·i·nas

Definition of LAMINA

1
:  a thin plate or scale :  layer
2
:  the expanded part of a foliage leaf
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

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Rhymes with LAMINA

lamina

noun lam·i·na \ˈlam-ə-nə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural lam·i·nae \-ˌnē, -ˌnī\ or lam·i·nas

Medical Definition of LAMINA

:  a thin plate or layer especially of an anatomical part: as a :  the part of the neural arch of a vertebra extending from the pedicle to the median line b :  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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