noun, plural la·mel·lae [luh-mel-ee], /ləˈmɛl i/, la·mel·las.
- 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.
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Origin of lamella
Example sentences from the Web for lamella
(c) the wide beak, which sheaths both upper and lower jaws, and whose edges are raised into lamellae, which act as strainers.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
Lamelliform: made up of or resembling leaves, blades or lamellae.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
On either side of the body between the mantle and the foot are two flat gills each composed of two lamellae.
There are other species of geese, as I hear from Mr. Bartlett, in which the lamellae are less developed than in the common goose.On the Origin of Species|Charles Darwin
On each side of the branchia is a series of lamellae, least in number in the Octopoda.
British Dictionary definitions for lamella
noun plural -lae (-liː) or -las
- 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