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la·mel·la

 (lə-mĕl′ə)
n. pl. la·mel·lae (-mĕl′ē′) or la·mel·las
One of the thin scales, plates, layers, or membranes in an organism, as one of the gills of a mushroom or one of the thin sheets that make up certain bones.

[Latin lāmella, small thin plate, diminutive of lāmina, thin plate.]

la·mel′lar adj.
la·mel′lar·ly adv.

lamella

(ləˈmɛlə)
n, pl -lae (-liː) or -las
1. (Anatomy) a thin layer, plate, or membrane, esp any of the calcified layers of which bone is formed
2. (Botany) botany
a. any of the spore-bearing gills of a mushroom
b. any of the membranes in a chloroplast
c. Also called: middle lamella a layer of pectin cementing together adjacent cells
3. (Architecture) 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
4. any thin sheet of material or thin layer in a fluid
[C17: New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of lāmina thin plate]
laˈmellar, lamellate, lamellose adj
laˈmellarly, ˈlamellately adv
ˈlamelˌlated adj
ˌlamelˈlation n
lamellosity n

la•mel•la

(ləˈmɛl ə)

n., pl. -mel•lae (-ˈmɛl i)
-mel•las.
a thin plate, scale, membrane, or layer, as a scale of horny tissue or a mushroom gill.
[1670–80; < Latin lāmella, diminutive of lāmina lamina]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lamella - any of the radiating leaflike spore-producing structures on the underside of the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
2.lamella - a thin membrane that is one of the calcified layers that form bones
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
3.lamella - thin plate
plate - a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
Translations

lamella

n pl <-lae or -las> → Lamelle f

la·mel·la

n. laminilla.
1. capa fina;
2. disco que se inserta en el ojo para aplicar un medicamento.
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