from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or of the nature of a lamina; disposed in lamina;.
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- adjective arranged in or consisting of laminae
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As the name 'laminal' indicates, it is this surface which in the fresh state is covered by the sensitive laminæ.
But to my ears the result is not that we replace the affricate with the straight forward palato-alveolar fricative [ʒ] that occurs in pleasure ['pleʒə], which is usually lip-rounded and laminal, but with a less lip-rounded, and often apical articulation.
We have already pointed out the ridge-like formation of the human nail-bed, and noted that, with the exception that the secondary ridges are not so pronounced, it is an exact prototype of the laminal formation of the corium of the horse's foot.
With the vessels of the laminæ gorged with blood, and the laminal connective tissue infiltrated with a profuse inflammatory exudate, the most excruciating pain is bound to result by reason of the compression of the diseased tissues within the non-yielding structures.
_The Inferior Edge_, the most extensive of the three, separates the laminal from the solar surface.
And in this connection it is well to advise the operator that the thinness of the keratogenous membrane (the laminal portion of it) should warn him that the portion of it to be turned up -- namely, that forming the tip of the flap -- should be _scraped_ away quite close to the os pedis.
Gaining the outer aspect of the wing, it distributes a further backward branch, which passes behind the circumflex artery of the pedal bone, and, during its passage in the preplantar fissure, gives off ascending and descending branches, which ramify in the laminal tissue.
Such are: Ringbone, especially that form of ringbone known as 'low'; bony deposits on the pedal bone, either on its laminal or plantar surface, or even changes in the navicular bursa.
The _ascending_ branches penetrate the substance of the os pedis, and emerge by the numerous foraminæ on its laminal surface.
At this stage hæmorrhages of the laminal vessels occur.