lamellate

[luh-mel-eyt, lam-uh-leyt]
adjective
1.
composed of or having lamellae.
2.
flat; platelike.
Also, lamellated, lamellose [luh-mel-ohs, lam-uh-lohs] .


Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin lāmellātus. See lamella, -ate1

lamellately, adverb
lamellosity [lam-uh-los-i-tee] , noun
multilamellate, 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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lamellate la·mel·late (lə-měl'āt', lām'ə-lāt')
adj.

  1. Having, composed of, or arranged in lamellae.

  2. Resembling a lamella.


lam'el·la'ted adj.
lam'el·la'tion n.
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The wall containing the ovular areas appears somewhat lamellate.
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