La*cin"i*a (?), n.; pl. L. Laciniae (#). [L., the lappet or flap of a garment.]

1. Bot. (a)

One of the narrow, jagged, irregular pieces or divisions which form a sort of fringe on the borders of the petals of some flowers

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A narrow, slender portion of the edge of a monophyllous calyx, or of any irregularly incised leaf

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2. Zool.

The posterior, inner process of the stipes on the maxillae of insects.

 

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