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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations

lamella

n pl <-lae or -las> → Lamelle f
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la·mel·la

n. laminilla.
1. capa fina;
2. disco que se inserta en el ojo para aplicar un medicamento.
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22) are not in good condition, the following characters can be observable: male stigma linear, straight, grey and conspicuous in space Cu[A.sub.1], and inconspicuous in space Cu[A.sub.2]; hindwing fringes of orange yellow; valva with inner lamella folded and smooth, ventro-distal process irregular rectangular and dorsal part densely endowed with small spines.
50, lc), small femoral process originating at the telopodite knee behind the median lamella (Fig.
Cornoid lamella, a histopathological marker, results from abnormal proliferation of keratinocytes.
The posterior ethmoid cells were then entered through the basal lamella and opened, which revealed an opening inferiorly (figure, C).
Particularly in the case of TEM sample preparation, using the CrossBeam workstation reduces the danger of destroying the fine lamella to a minimum.
A timber lamella structure creates a striking roof, with a grid of timber panels (insulated with recycled newspaper).
These changes are limited to small parts of the gills or some filaments; for example, slight alteration of the epithelium of the primary lamella. Moderate alteration (2) involves more severe changes that lead to effects in tissues associated with the functioning of the organ.
In addition, there are no data regarding the evolution of the crystalline morphology at the crystalline lamella scale which support the conclusion that the multiple melting peak is due to a melting-recrystallization process.
Some peculiarities found in secondary lamellae were a reduction of cytoplasm volume in some pavement cells, in which no organelles can be identified, cells partially detached from the lamella and, in extreme cases, cells completely detached from the tissue (Fig.
During development of the DSAEK method, there was a change in the definition of the method subtypes depending on the thickness of the lamella. Previously defined as ultrathin DSAEK were lamellae thinner than 130 [micro]m, although today it is considered as being thinner than 100 [micro]m (6,8,14).