AskDefine | Define lamina

Dictionary Definition

lamina n : a thin plate or layer (especially of bone or mineral) [also: laminae (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A thin plate or scale, such as the arch of a vertebra.
  2. The flat part of a leaf or leaflet; the blade.



  1. Form of Third-person singular present tense, laminare
  2. Form of Second-person singular imperative, laminare#Italian|laminare

Extensive Definition

Lamina may refer to:
lamina in German: Blatt (Pflanze)#Morphologische_Gliederung
lamina in French: Lamina
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