noun, singular: lamella
Thin structures resembling a plate.
(4) Miniature ridges inside the bills of water-feeding ducks (Anatidae) and water birds (e.g. Phoenicopteridae), and serve as filters during feeding.
(5) Flanges or teeth-forming barriers inside the aperture of a snail’s shell.
(6) Precursors of the prepuce during the development of urinary and reproductive organs in humans.
Small disks of gelatin mixed with a medicinal substance to treat conjuntiva.
Word origin: Latin lāmella, small thin plate, diminutive of lāmina, thin plate.
Related forms: lamellar (adjective).
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... which involve other mechanisms by which the cells are informed of the state of stress around them. For example, inhomogeneous deformation at the lamellae may impinge on osteocyte processes and thus trigger the osteocytes to initiate bone formation or remodelling (4.2.3). Motion at the cement ...
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