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n. pl. lam·i·nae (-nē′) or lam·i·nas
1. A thin plate, sheet, or layer.
2. Botany
a. The expanded area of a leaf or petal; a blade.
b. The bladelike part of a kelp.
3. A thin layer of bone, membrane, or other tissue.
4. Zoology A thin scalelike or platelike structure, as one of the thin layers of sensitive vascular tissue in the hoof of a horse.
5. Cytology A thin layer inside the nuclear membrane of a cell that is composed of a meshlike network of protein fibers.
6. Geology A narrow bed of rock.

[Latin lāmina.]

lam′i·nar, lam′i·nal adj.
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(Phonetics & Phonology) (of a consonant) articulated with the blade of the tongue. See also apical
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(ˈlæm ə nl)
1. (of a speech sound) articulated with the blade of the tongue.
2. a laminal speech sound.
(1955–60; < Latin lāmin(a) blade (see lamina) + -al1]


(ˈlæm ə nl)

(1815–30; lamin (a) + -al1]
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Adj.1.laminal - arranged in or consisting of laminae
bedded, stratified - deposited or arranged in horizontal layers; "stratified rock"
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