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Related to laminaria: Laminaria japonica
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]
lam•i•nar•i•a(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.
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|Noun||1.||Laminaria - 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