- an erect scale or blade inserted at the junction of the claw and limb in some corollas and forming a part of their corona or crown.
- (in mosses) a thin sheet of cells standing up along the midrib of a leaf.
Origin of lamella
How to use lamella in a sentence
There are 21 and 23 lamellae beneath the fourth toe; each has 31 longitudinal rows of scales around the body.Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala|William E. Duellman
(c) the wide beak, which sheaths both upper and lower jaws, and whose edges are raised into lamellae, which act as strainers.
The transverse processes of the seventh vertebra have no inferior lamellae and are not perforated.
The arrangement of the lamellae and pads differs much in the various genera and is used for classificatory purposes.
Most species have sharp, curved claws, often retractile between some of the lamellae or into a special sheath.
British Dictionary definitions for lamella
- any of the spore-bearing gills of a mushroom
- any of the membranes in a chloroplast
- Also called: middle lamella a layer of pectin cementing together adjacent cells