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[ luh-mel-er, lam-uh-ler ]
/ ləˈmɛl ər, ˈlæm ə lər /


referring to a lamella or lamellae.
noting a type of armor composed of small plates or lames laced together.
Mathematics. conservative(def 7).

Nearby words

lamech, lamed, lamell-, lamella, lamella roof, lamellar, lamellar bone, lamellar cataract, lamellar ichthyosis, lamellarly, lamellate

Origin of lamellar

First recorded in 1785–95; lamell(a) + -ar1
Related formsla·mel·lar·ly, adverbin·ter·la·mel·lar, adjectivemul·ti·la·mel·lar, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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