Definitions for laminaˈlæm ə nə; -ˌni

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lam•i•naˈlæm ə nə; -ˌni(n.)(pl.)-nae; -nas.

  1. a thin plate or layer.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. a thin layer or coating lying over another, as in certain minerals.

    Category: Mineralogy

  3. the blade or expanded portion of a leaf.

    Category: Botany

Origin of lamina:

1650–60; < L lāmina

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lamina(noun)

    a thin plate or layer (especially of bone or mineral)


  1. lamina(Noun)

    A very thin layer of material.

  2. lamina(Noun)

    A thin plate or scale, such as the arch of a vertebra.

  3. lamina(Noun)

    The flat part of a leaf or leaflet; the blade.

  4. Origin: From lamina

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lamina(noun)

    a thin plate or scale; a layer or coat lying over another; -- said of thin plates or platelike substances, as of bone or minerals

  2. Lamina(noun)

    the blade of a leaf; the broad, expanded portion of a petal or sepal of a flower

  3. Lamina(noun)

    a thin plate or scale; specif., one of the thin, flat processes composing the vane of a feather


  1. Lamina

    Lamina is a general anatomical term meaning "plate" or "layer." It is used in both gross anatomy and microscopic anatomy to describe structures. Some examples include: ⁕The laminae of the thyroid cartilage: two leaflike plates of cartilage that make up the walls of the structure ⁕The vertebral laminae: plates of bone that form the posterior walls of each vertebra, enclosing the spinal cord ⁕The laminae of the thalamus: the layers of thalamus tissue ⁕The lamina propria: a connective tissue layer under the epithelium of an organ

Translations for lamina

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the cutting part of a knife etc

His penknife has several different blades.

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