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Lamella


/ləˈmelə/

Noun, pl. lamellae

(Mycology)
1. A papery rib beneath a mushroom cap. (wikipedia.org)

2. Radiating leaflike spore-producing structures beneath the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus; gills of the mushroom. (biology-online.org)

(Anatomy)
1. A plate-like structure in an animal. (wikipedia.org)

2. A thin layer, membrane, scale, or platelike tissue or part, esp. in bone tissue. (Google Dictionary)

(Cell biology)
1. Part of a chloroplast. (wikipedia.org)

2. A membranous fold in a chloroplast. (Google Dictionary)

(Botany)
1. Plate-like layers of pectin that cement cell walls of adjacent plant cells, and involved in forming plasmodesmata between cells and rendering stability in plants. (biology-online.org)

2. Thin scales or plate-like structures growing from the petals in certain flowers. (biology-online.org)

3. Thin sheets of cells standing up along the midrib of leaves in mosses. (biology-online.org)

(Zoology)
1. Bony concentric layers surrounding the haversian canals in bone. (biology-online.org)

2. Thin layers or pages in a gill book involved in respiration, as in horseshoe crabs. (biology-online.org)

3. Structures involved in respiration, and are of two types: the primary and secondary gill lamellae that increase the amount of oxygen intake of the blood in fish. (biology-online.org)

4. Miniature ridges inside the bills of water-feeding ducks (Anatidae) and water birds (e.g. Phoenicopteridae), and serve as filters during feeding. (biology-online.org)

5. Flanges or teeth-forming barriers inside the aperture of a snail’s shell. (biology-online.org)

6. Precursors of the prepuce during the development of urinary and reproductive organs in humans. (biology-online.org)

(Medicine)
1. Small disks of gelatin mixed with a medicinal substance to treat conjuntiva.

(Genus)
1. A group of land crabs in the family Gecarcinucidae. (wikipedia.org)

Word origin: From Latin lamina “plate, layer.”


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