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laminaria

[lam-uh-nair-ee-uh] /ˌlæm əˈnɛər i ə/
noun
1.
any of various often very large kelps of the genus Laminaria, some species of which are the source of algins used as thickening or stabilizing agents in foodstuffs and other products.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1813); see lamina, -ary
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  • Small sticks called laminaria are placed into the cervix to help it open.
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laminaria

/ˌlæmɪˈnɛərɪə/
noun
1.
any brown seaweed of the genus Laminaria, having large fluted leathery fronds
Word Origin
C19: genus name formed from Latin lamina plate
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