noun, plural laminae [lam-uh-nee] , laminas.
a thin plate, scale, or layer.
a layer or coat lying over another, as the plates of minerals or bones.
Botany. the blade or expanded portion of a leaf.
Geology. a layer of sediment or sedimentary rock only a small fraction of an inch (less than a centimeter) in thickness.

1650–60; < Latin; see lame2 Unabridged
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lamina (ˈlæmɪnə)
n , pl -nae, -nas
1.  a thin plate or layer, esp of bone or mineral
2.  botany the flat blade of a leaf, petal, or thallus
[C17: New Latin, from Latin: thin plate]

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lamina lam·i·na (lām'ə-nə)
n. pl. lam·i·nas or lam·i·nae (-nē')

  1. A thin plate, sheet, or layer.

  2. A thin layer of bone, membrane, or other tissue.

lam'i·nar or lam'i·nal adj.
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lamina   (lām'ə-nə)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural laminae (lām'ə-nē') or laminas
  1. The expanded area of a leaf or petal; a blade. See more at leaf.

  2. A thin layer of bone, membrane, or other tissue.

  3. The thinnest recognizable layer of sediment, differing from other layers in color, composition, or particle size. Laminae are usually less than 1 cm (0.39 inches) thick.

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LAMINA definition

A concurrent object-oriented language.
["Experiments with a Knowledge-based System on a Multiprocessor", Third Intl Conf Supercomputing Proc, 1988].
["ELINT in LAMINA, Application of a Concurrent Object language", Delagi et al, KSL-88-3, Knowledge Sys Labs, Stanford U].

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Example sentences
Laminectomy is surgery to remove the lamina, part of the bone that makes up a vertebra, or bone spurs in your back.
In a fly's brain, this filtering role is played by the lamina cells.
Underneath the endothelium is the wavy elastic lamina.
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