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 (lə-mĕl′āt′, lăm′ə-lāt′)
1. Having, composed of, or arranged in lamellae.
2. Resembling a lamella.

lam′el·lat′ed adj.
lam′el·la′tion n.


(ˌlæm əˈleɪ ʃən)

an arrangement or structure in which there are thin layers, plates, or scales.
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The lamellation of the deep lacustrine oil shale represents a seasonal deposition process.
Electron microscopy of the thrombi ultrastructure shows lamellation of the granular or vacuolated lipid material of which they are comprised and also demonstrates the presence of the lipid material between the glomerular basement membrane and the endothelial cells.
14,17) Likewise, ultrastructural abnormalities in the GBM may be less severe in autosomal recessive than in X-linked Alport syndrome, with a predominance of GBM thinning (resembling changes seen in TBMN or heterozygous carriers of X-linked Alport syndrome) rather than extensive splitting and lamellation.
In contrast, in diabetic nephropathy the lamina densa of the glomerular basement membranes is classically thickened, and subepithelial lamellation is often also present.
2] In contrast to Alport syndrome (AS), there are no widespread areas of thickening, lamellation, or granular inclusions within the GBM,[3,4] although focal splitting has been described.
Inspissated platelike secretions differ morphologically from prostatic corpora amylacea, which are round to oval with concentric lamellations,[11,12] by their more haphazard shape (rectangular, rhomboid, ovoid) and lack of lamellations.