Definitions for laminariaˌlæm əˈnɛər i ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lam•i•nar•i•aˌlæm əˈnɛər i ə(n.)(pl.)-nar•i•as.
any of various often very large kelps of the genus Laminaria, some species of which are the source of algins used as thickening or stabilizing agents in foodstuffs and other products.
Origin of laminaria:
< NL (1813); see lamina , -ary
Laminaria, genus Laminaria(noun)
type genus of the family Laminariaceae: perennial brown kelps
a genus of great seaweeds with long and broad fronds; kelp, or devil's apron. The fronds commonly grow in clusters, and are sometimes from thirty to fifty feet in length. See Illust. of Kelp
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A genus of BROWN ALGAE in the family Laminariaceae. Dried pencil-like pieces may be inserted in the cervix where they swell as they absorb moisture, serving as osmotic dilators.