laminaria

noun
lam·​i·​nar·​ia | \ ˌla-mə-ˈner-ē-ə How to pronounce laminaria (audio) \

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 How to pronounce laminarian (audio) \ 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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“Laminaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laminaria. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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laminaria

noun
lam·​i·​nar·​ia | \ ˌlam-ə-ˈner-ē-ə, -ˈnar- How to pronounce laminaria (audio) \

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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