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1. The thin and usually flattened blade of a leaf, in which photosynthesis and transpiration occurs. The bulk of the lamina is made up of mesophyll cells interspersed by a network of veins (vascular bundles). The mesophyll is enclosed by a protective epidermis that produces a waxy cuticle.

2. The leaflike part of the thallus of certain algae, notably kelps. See also stipe.

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lam·i·na / ˈlamənə/ • n. (pl. -nae / -ˌnē; -ˌnī/ ) technical a thin layer, plate, or scale of sedimentary rock, organic tissue, or other material. DERIVATIVES: lam·i·nose / -ˌnōs; -ˌnōz/ adj.

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lamina The finest sedimentary layer, less than 1 cm in thickness. Strata more than 1 cm thick are termed ‘beds’ (see BEDDING).

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lamina (lam-in-ă) n. (pl. laminae) a thin membrane or layer of tissue, such as the bony plate forming part of a vertebral arch.

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lamina thin plate or scale. XVII. — L. lāmina, lammina.
Hence laminate, laminated XVII; see -ATE2, -ED1.

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lamina A flat, sheet-like structure (e.g. the blade of a leaf).

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lamina A flat, sheet-like structure.

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