lamellar

adjective

la·​mel·​lar lə-ˈme-lər How to pronounce lamellar (audio)
1
: composed of or arranged in lamellae
2
: having the form of a thin plate
lamellar armor

Examples of lamellar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The findings mark only the second time a complete and intact set of lamellar armor has been discovered, officials said. Moira Ritter, Miami Herald, 1 Feb. 2024 The lesion was excised, and lamellar keratoplasty was performed for cosmetic reasons. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 19 Mar. 2013 Others end in structures called lamellar corpuscles, which are sensitive to vibrations, or Merkel discs, which detect pressure. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 8 Nov. 2012 This rinse-off liquid uses lamellar technology to leave strands sleek and shiny. Jackie Fields, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2022 Using lamellar technology, this formula identifies damaged parts of the hair and essentially creates a coating there, so that hair is left feeling healthy and looking shiny. Health.com, 20 Apr. 2022 Her visibility, in turn, encouraged other people with lamellar ichthyosis. Maggie O'Neill, Health.com, 1 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of lamellar was in 1794

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“Lamellar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lamellar. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

lamellar

adjective
la·​mel·​lar lə-ˈmel-ər How to pronounce lamellar (audio)
1
: composed of or arranged in lamellae
lamellar bone
2
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