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1. Any of various kelps of the genera Laminaria and Saccharina of temperate and arctic waters, used commercially in foodstuffs, dietary supplements, and medicinal products.
2. A small rod formed of dehydrated laminaria tissue, applied to the cervical os to stimulate dilation.

[New Latin Lāmināria (from Latin lāmina, thin sheet, leaf).]


1. (Plants) any brown seaweed of the genus Laminaria, having large fluted leathery fronds
2. (Botany) any brown seaweed of the genus Laminaria, having large fluted leathery fronds
[C19: genus name formed from Latin lamina plate]


(ˌlæm əˈnɛər i ə)

n., pl. -nar•i•as.
any of various often very large kelps of the genus Laminaria, some species of which are the source of algins used as thickening or stabilizing agents in foodstuffs and other products.
[< New Latin (1813); see lamina, -ary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laminaria - type genus of the family Laminariaceae: perennial brown kelpsLaminaria - type genus of the family Laminariaceae: perennial brown kelps
protoctist genus - any genus of Protoctista
family Laminariaceae, Laminariaceae - large family of marine brown algae including many economically important large kelps chiefly of northern waters
kelp - large brown seaweeds having fluted leathery fronds


n laminaria
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Juss) oil on oviposition, development and reproductive potentials of Sesamia calamistis Hampson (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and Eldana saccharina Walker (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
Scientists in Ireland evaluated brown Irish edible seaweeds--Himanthalia elongata, Laminaria saccharina and Laminaria digitata--for their microbiota when they were raw and after they were heat-processed.
His dissertation was entitled "The Internal Anatomy of the Silverfish Ctenolepisma campbelli Barnhart and Lepisma saccharina Linnaeus (Thysanura: Lepismatidae).
Se utilizaron dos grupos de diez vacas cada uno, las cuales fueron suplementadas durante seis meses con saccharina rustica enriquecida (grupo A) y cana de azucar integral (grupo B).
Also studies of Rutherford [15] showed that flavonoids and chlorogenic acid (phenolic compound) in sugarcane shoot caused resistance to Eldana saccharina.
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Because all understory kelp species were structurally similar (in size and overall shape), they were grouped as "annual" (Costaria costata, Cymathere triplicata, and Laminaria saccharina,) or "perennial" (Agarum clathratum, L.
Lauder scientists developed a multi-pronged approach called Triple Action Clarity Technology, which includes a special blend of salicylic acid, glucosamine and laminaria saccharina that works to stop the breakout cycle, refine and calm the skin as it controls excess oil and reduces the look of pores.
Noctuidae) (Hendricks & Graham 1970) Eldana saccharina Walker (Pyralidae) (Walton & Conlong 2008), Epiphys postvittana (Walker) (Tortricidae) and Lobesia botrana (Denis & Schiffermuller) (Tortricidae) can be marked with red dye.
ABSTRACT From December 2004 to November 2006, we monitored monthly the growth and gonad development of the sea urchin Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus in relation to an algal standing crop in an Undaria pinnatifida and Saccharina japonica kelp bed in Matsushima Bay, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.