lamelli-, lamell-

(Latin: thin plate or layer)

Formed of two plates, as the stigma of the Mimulus; also, having two elevated ridges, as in the lip of certain flowers.
circumferential lamella (s) (noun), circumferential lamellas (pl)
1. One of a varying number of layers of bone encircling either the external surface of compact bone (lamella circumferentialis externa) or the internal surface lining the wall of the narrow cavity (lamella circumferentialis interna).
2. A thin layer of bone that is deposited under the periosteum (membrane that covers the outer surface of all bones) or the endosteum (thin vascular membrane of connective tissue that lines the surface of the bony tissue) that forms the medullary (soft substance) cavity of long bones
lamella (s), lamellae (pl)
1. A thin plate, scale, membrane, or layer, as of bone, tissue, or cell walls.
2. A thin scale, plate, or layer of bone or tissue, as in the gills of a bivalve mollusk or around the minute vascular canals in bone.
3. In mosses, a thin sheet of cells standing up along the midrib of a leaf.
4. In building trades, a member of wood, metal, or reinforced concrete, joined in a crisscross pattern with other lamellae to form a vault.
5. In ophthalmology, a small disk of gelatin and glycerin mixed with a medicinal substance, used as a medicament for the eyes.

From Latin, lamina, lammina, or lamna; a plate or thin piece of wood, metal, marble, a saw blace, or the thin shell of fruit.

1. Referring to a lamella or lamellae.
2. Noting a type of armor composed of small plates or lames laced together.
A membranous cytoplasmic inclusion, unique to the blue-green algae, consisting of a series of lamellae within a common membrane
1. Marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together.
2. Any of the bivalve mollusks of the class Lamellibranchia, including the clams, scallops, and oysters.
A class of Mollusca including all those that have bivalve shells, as the clams, oysters, mussels, etc.

They usually have two (rarely but one) flat, lamelliform gills on each side of the body. They have an imperfectly developed head, concealed within the shell, whence they are called Acephala.

1. Bearing, or composed of, lamell[ae], or thin layers, plates, or scales; foliated.
2. Producing plates; an epithet of polypiers presenting lamellar stars, or waved furrows and garnished with plates.
1. Shaped like a thin plate or scale; shaped like a lamella.
2. Thin and flat; platelike, scalelike; lamellar.
lamellirostral, lamellirostrate
Having a beak equipped with thin plates or lamellae for straining water and mud from food, as the ducks, geese, swans, and flamingos.
A group of birds embracing the Anseres and flamingoes, in which the bill is lamellate.

Anseres are a Linnaean order of aquatic birds swimming by means of webbed feet; such as, the duck, or of lobed feet, as the grebe. Included in this order are the geese, ducks, auks, divers, gulls, petrels, etc.