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Lamina


/ˈlamənə/

Noun, pl. laminae

1. A very thin layer of material. (wiktionary.org)

(Anatomy)
1. A thin plate or scale, such as the arch of a vertebra. (wiktionary.org)

2. A thin plate or layer (especially of bone or mineral). (wordnetweb.princeton.edu)

(Botany)
1. The flat part of a leaf or leaflet; the blade. (wiktionary.org)

Word origin: From Latin lamina “thin piece of metal or wood, thin slice, plate, leaf, layer.”


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