lamella

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noun la·mel·la \lə-ˈme-lə\

Definition of lamella

plural

lamellae

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lamellas

  1. :  a thin flat scale, membrane, or layer: such asa :  one of the thin plates composing the gills of a bivalve molluskb :  a gill of a mushroom

Examples of lamella in a sentence

  1. <the gemstone's distinctive iridescence is caused by light passing from one lamella of crystal to another>

Origin and Etymology of lamella

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of lamina thin plate


First Known Use: 1678


Medical Dictionary

lamella

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noun la·mel·la \lə-ˈmel-ə\

Medical Definition of lamella

plural

lamellae

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lamellas

  1. 1:  an organ, process, or part resembling a plate: asa:  one of the bony concentric layers surrounding the haversian canals in boneb (1):  one of the incremental layers of cementum laid down in a tooth (2):  a thin sheetlike organic structure in the enamel of a tooth extending inward from a surface crack

  2. 2:  a small medicated disk prepared from gelatin and glycerin for use especially in the eyes <lamellae of atropine>



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