Definitions for laminaˈlæm ə nə; -ˌni
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a thin plate or layer (especially of bone or mineral)
A very thin layer of material.
A thin plate or scale, such as the arch of a vertebra.
The flat part of a leaf or leaflet; the blade.
Origin: From lamina
a thin plate or scale; a layer or coat lying over another; -- said of thin plates or platelike substances, as of bone or minerals
the blade of a leaf; the broad, expanded portion of a petal or sepal of a flower
a thin plate or scale; specif., one of the thin, flat processes composing the vane of a feather
Origin: [L. cf. Lamella.]
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
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