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laminaria

[ lam-uh-nair-ee-uh ]
/ ˌlæm əˈnɛər i ə /
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noun
any of various often very large kelps of the genus Laminaria, some species of which are the source of algins used as thickening or stabilizing agents in foodstuffs and other products.
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Origin of laminaria

<New Latin (1813); see lamina, -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for laminaria

laminaria
/ (ˌlæmɪˈnɛərɪə) /

noun
any brown seaweed of the genus Laminaria, having large fluted leathery fronds

Word Origin for laminaria

C19: genus name formed from Latin lamina plate
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Medical definitions for laminaria

laminaria
[ lăm′ə-nârē-ə ]

n.
Any of a genus of kelp applied to the cervical os to stimulate dilation.
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