laminar flow

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laminar flow   (lām'ə-nər)  Pronunciation Key 
Smooth, orderly movement of a fluid, in which there is no turbulence, and any given subcurrent moves more or less in parallel with any other nearby subcurrent. Laminar flow is common in viscous fluids, especially those moving at low velocities. Compare turbulent flow.
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