lamellar

lamellar

[luh-mel-er, lam-uh-ler]
adjective
1.
referring to a lamella or lamellae.
3.
noting a type of armor composed of small plates or lames laced together.
4.
Mathematics, conservative ( def 7 ).

Origin:
1785–95; lamell(a) + -ar1

lamellarly, adverb
interlamellar, adjective
multilamellar, adjective
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lamella (ləˈmɛlə)
 
n , pl -lae, -las
1.  a thin layer, plate, or membrane, esp any of the calcified layers of which bone is formed
2.  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.  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]
 
la'mellar
 
adj
 
lamellate
 
adj
 
lamellose
 
adj
 
la'mellarly
 
adv
 
'lamellately
 
adv
 
'lamellated
 
adj
 
lamel'lation
 
n
 
lamellosity
 
n

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