Lamellae



[luh-mel-uh] /ləˈmɛl ə/

noun, plural lamellae
[luh-mel-ee] /ləˈmɛl i/ (Show IPA), lamellas.
1.
a thin plate, scale, membrane, or layer, as of bone, tissue, or cell walls.
2.
Botany.

3.
Mycology. 1 (def 2).
4.
Building Trades. a member of wood, metal, or reinforced concrete, joined in a crisscross pattern with other lamellae to form a vault.
5.
Ophthalmology. a small disk of gelatin and glycerin mixed with a medicinal substance, used as a medicament for the eyes.
/ləˈmɛlə/
noun (pl) -lae (-liː), -las
1.
a thin layer, plate, or membrane, esp any of the calcified layers of which bone is formed
2.
(botany)

3.
one of a number of timber, metal, or concrete members connected along a pattern of intersecting diagonal lines to form a framed vaulted roof structure
4.
any thin sheet of material or thin layer in a fluid

lamella la·mel·la (lə-měl’ə)
n. pl. la·mel·las or la·mel·lae (-měl’ē’)

la·mel’lar adj.

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