What does lamina mean?

Definitions for laminaˈlæm ə nə; -ˌni

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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

  4. Origin: [L. cf. Lamella.]


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lamina

    lam′i-na, n. a thin plate: a thin layer or coat lying over another:—pl. Lam′inæ.—adjs. Lam′inable; Lam′inar, Lam′inary, in laminæ or thin plates: consisting of, or resembling, thin plates.—n. Laminā′ria, a genus of dark-spored seaweeds, with large expanded leathery-stalked fronds.—adjs. Lam′ināte, -d, in laminæ or thin plates: consisting of scales or layers, over one another.—ns. Laminā′tion, the arrangement of stratified rocks in thin laminæ or layers.—adjs. Laminif′erous, consisting of laminæ or layers; Lam′iniform, laminar.—n. Laminī′tis, inflammation of the laminæ of a horse's hoof. [L. lamina, a thin plate, a leaf.]

Anagrams for lamina »

  1. Almain

  2. Malian

  3. maalin

  4. manila, Manila

  5. aminal

  6. animal

  7. Manila


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lamina in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lamina in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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