variants also lamellas
plural of lamella
as in laminae
a small thin piece of material that resembles an animal scale the gemstone's distinctive iridescence is caused by light passing from one lamella of crystal to another

Synonyms & Similar Words


Thesaurus Entries Near lamellae

Cite this Entry

“Lamellae.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?