(Latin: thin plate or layer)
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
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.
2. Noting a type of armor composed of small plates or lames laced together.
2. Any of the bivalve mollusks of the class Lamellibranchia, including the clams, scallops, and oysters.
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.
2. Producing plates; an epithet of polypiers presenting lamellar stars, or waved furrows and garnished with plates.
2. Thin and flat; platelike, scalelike; lamellar.
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.