Lam"i*na (?), n.; pl. L. Lamella.

1.

A thin plate or scale; a laying over another; -- said of thin plates or platelike substances, as of bone or minerals

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2. Bot.

The blade of a leaf; the broad, expanded portion of a petal or sepal of a flower.

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3. Zool.

A thin plate or scale; specif., one of the thin, flat processes composing the vane of a feather.

 

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