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lacinia

lacinia


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lacinia  \La*cin"i*a\,  n.;  pl  L.  {Lacini[ae]}.  [L.,  the  lappet 
  or  flap  of  a  garment.] 
  1.  (Bot.) 
  a  One  of  the  narrow,  jagged,  irregular  pieces  or 
  divisions  which  form  a  sort  of  fringe  on  the  borders 
  of  the  petals  of  some  flowers. 
  b  A  narrow,  slender  portion  of  the  edge  of  a 
  monophyllous  calyx,  or  of  any  irregularly  incised 
  leaf. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  posterior,  inner  process  of  the  stipes  on 
  the  maxill[ae]  of  insects.