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[luh-mel-uh] /ləˈmɛl ə/

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

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

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
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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    [luh-mel-er, lam-uh-ler] /ləˈmɛl ər, ˈlæm ə lər/ adjective 1. referring to a or . 2. . 3. noting a type of armor composed of small plates or lames laced together. 4. Mathematics. (def 7).

  • Lamellar bone

    lamellar bone n. A bone in which the tubular lamellae are formed, which are characterized by parallel spirally arranged collagen fibers.

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