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Meaning of LAMINA

Pronunciation:  'lamunu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a thin plate or layer (especially of bone or mineral)

LAMINA is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: lamina arcus vertebrae, plate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lam"i*na\ (l[a^]m"[i^]*n[.a]), n.; pl. L. {Lamin[ae]}
(-n[=e]) E. {Laminas} (-n[.a]z). [L. cf. {Lamella}.]
1. A thin plate or scale; a layer or coat lying over another;
   -- said of thin plates or platelike substances, as of bone
   or minerals.

2. (Bot.) The blade of a leaf; the broad, expanded portion of
   a petal or sepal of a flower. --Gray.

3. (Zo["o]l.) A thin plate or scale; specif., one of the
   thin, flat processes composing the vane of a feather.

Computing Dictionary

A concurrent object-oriented language.

["Experiments with a Knowledge-based System on a Multiprocessor", Third Intl Conf Supercomputing Proc, 1988].

["ELINT in LAMINA, Application of a Concurrent Object language", Delagi et al, KSL-88-3, Knowledge Sys Labs, Stanford U].

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Flattened part of the vertebral arch, the ring of bone which, with the vertebral body, surrounds and encloses the spinal cord within that segment of the vertebral column.
Biology Dictionary
  1. The blade of a leaf.
  2. The lamina is part of a vertebral arch.