from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thin scale, plate, or layer of bone or tissue, as in the gills of a bivalve mollusk or around the minute vascular canals in bone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a thin, plate-like structure
- n. the gill of a mushroom.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a thin plate or scale of anything, as a thin scale growing from the petals of certain flowers; or one of the thin plates or scales of which certain shells are composed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thin plate or scale. Specifically
- n. Synonyms See lamina.
- n. plural The British pharmacopœial name for medicated gelatin disks used in ophthalmic practice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thin membrane that is one of the calcified layers that form bones
- n. any of the radiating leaflike spore-producing structures on the underside of the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus
- n. thin plate
A hypnotic repeating diamond structure called a lamella acts as both roof and wall motif for the shelter.
The artery lies at first in front of the cochlea and tympanic cavity; from the latter cavity it is separated by a thin, bony lamella, which is cribriform in the young subject, and often partly absorbed in old age.
The cell also develops a broad, fan-shaped protrusion called a lamella along its leading edges, which helps move it forward.
It's a tongue, or a lamella, that you flick, and it goes doy-oy-oy-oy-oy.
With the Balinese genggong, you pluck the lamella by tugging on a string.
Steve said on October 28th, 2008 at 10:58 pm looks kind of like like a lamella to me.
Silk and metal lamella spun around silk, 143 x 69 cm.
Picture's Caption: Fragment of a Silk lampas, 14th century, Central Asia or China, silk and gilded paper lamella both spun around silk and woven flat, 228 x 63.5 cm.,
Some enid species, especially those that develop a lamella on their columella that is visible in the aperture, have a twist in their columella within the body whorl.
An important key to a successful omelet is contained in the name of the dish, which since the Middle Ages has gone through various forms—alemette, homelaicte, omelette the standard French—and comes ultimately from the Latin lamella, “thin plate.”