[ luh-mel-er, lam-uh-ler ]

  1. referring to a lamella or lamellae.

  1. noting a type of armor composed of small plates or lames laced together.

  2. Mathematics. conservative (def. 7).

Origin of lamellar

First recorded in 1785–95; lamell(a) + -ar1

Other words from lamellar

  • la·mel·lar·ly, adverb
  • in·ter·la·mel·lar, adjective
  • mul·ti·la·mel·lar, adjective

Words Nearby lamellar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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