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laminal1

[lam-uh-nl]Phonetics
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adjective
  1. (of a speech sound) articulated using the blade of the tongue.
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noun
  1. a laminal speech sound.
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Origin of laminal1

< Latin lāmin(a) blade (see lame2) + -al1

laminal2

[lam-uh-nl]
adjective
  1. laminar.
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Origin of laminal2

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Historical Examples

  • As the name 'laminal' indicates, it is this surface which in the fresh state is covered by the sensitive laminæ.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

  • The anterior region, as is the laminal surface, is covered with foraminæ; in this case more minute.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

  • The Inferior Edge, the most extensive of the three, separates the laminal from the solar surface.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

  • The ascending branches penetrate the substance of the os pedis, and emerge by the numerous foraminæ on its laminal surface.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks