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LAMELLA (lamellae)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does lamella mean? 

LAMELLA (noun)
  The noun LAMELLA has 3 senses:

1. any of the radiating leaflike spore-producing structures on the underside of the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus
2. a thin membrane that is one of the calcified layers that form bones
3. thin plate

  Familiarity information: LAMELLA used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LAMELLA (noun)


Sense 1lamella [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of the radiating leaflike spore-producing structures on the underside of the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

lamella; gill

Hypernyms ("lamella" is a kind of...):

plant organ (a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus)


Sense 2lamella [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A thin membrane that is one of the calcified layers that form bones

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("lamella" is a kind of...):

membrane; tissue layer (a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects organs or cells of animals)

Holonyms ("lamella" is a part of...):

bone; os (rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates)


Sense 3lamella [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Thin plate

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("lamella" is a kind of...):

plate (a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic)


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