Meaning of lamina in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlamɪnə/

nounplural noun laminae/ˈlamɪniː/

  • A thin layer, plate, or scale of sedimentary rock, organic tissue, or other material.

    ‘The preservation of the delicate neural arch laminae in cervical and dorsal vertebrae further indicates that the bones underwent little transport.’
    • ‘The neural arches of sauropod vertebrae are comprised of thin laminae of bone connecting the zygapophyses, diapophyses, and neural spine.’
    • ‘These connections occur through apertures in the basal laminae of both endothelial and epithelial cells.’
    • ‘On the inner surface of the cell layer, a basal lamina (an organized layer of extracellular matrix) is laid down.’
    • ‘Endothelial cells comprise the intimal layer and are supported by a thin membrane and an elastic lamina.’
    sliver, wafer, shaving, paring, peeling


Mid 17th century from Latin.