laminaria

noun
lam·​i·​nar·​ia | \ˌla-mə-ˈner-ē-ə \

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)

Other Words from laminaria

laminarian \ˌla-​mə-​ˈner-​ē-​ən \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of laminaria

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for laminaria

New Latin, from Latin lamina

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The first known use of laminaria was in 1848

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laminaria

noun
lam·​i·​nar·​ia | \ˌlam-ə-ˈner-ē-ə, -ˈnar- \

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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