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Dictionary Definition

lamella

Noun

1 any of the radiating leaflike spore-producing structures on the underside of the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus [syn: gill]
2 a thin membrane that is one of the calcified layers that form bones
3 thin plate [also: lamellae (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. a thin, plate-like structure
  2. the gill of a mushroom.

Italian

Noun

  1. thin plate, lamella
  2. In the context of "botany|lang=it": gill, lamella

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Extensive Definition

Lamella is a term for a platelike structure, appearing in multiples, that occurs in various situations, such as biology or materials sciences. It implies a thin layer (Latin), the same derivation as for `laminate'. It can mean:
lamella in French: Lamelle
lamella in Simple English: Lamella
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