1. [syn: gill, lamella]
2. a thin membrane that is one of the calcified layers that form bones;
3. thin plate;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lamella \La*mel"la\, n.; pl. L. Lamell[ae], E. Lamellas. [L.
lamella, dim. of lamina plate, leaf, layer: cf. F. lamelle.
Cf. Lamina, Omelet.]
A thin plate or scale of anything, as a thin scale growing
from the petals of certain flowers; or one of the thin plates
or scales of which certain shells are composed.
[1913 Webster] Lamellar
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any of the radiating leaflike spore-producing structures on
the underside of the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus
[syn: gill, lamella]
2: a thin membrane that is one of the calcified layers that form
3: thin plate