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[lam-uh-ner] /ˈlæm ə nər/
composed of, or arranged in, laminae.
Also, laminary
[lam-uh-ner-ee] /ˈlæm əˌnɛr i/ (Show IPA)
Origin of laminar
1800-15; lamin(a) + -ar1
Related forms
interlaminar, adjective
multilaminar, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Aerating shower heads mix air and water to form a mist-type spray, while laminar shower heads produce streams of water.
  • In sufficiently narrow channels, only a few tens of microns across, water flows without turbulence-a state known as laminar flow.
  • At the lower speed of a swimmer, the flow surrounding the body is more laminar and clings longer to the suit's surface.
  • Note that this is only relevant to mammals, which have a laminar microstructure to neuronal organization.
  • In fact, only the airflow over the root resembles a conventional laminar flow.
  • When an object such as an automobile moves through it, the object is enveloped in a thin layer known as a laminar flow.
  • There are two different types of real fluid flow: laminar and turbulent.

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