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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lamina  \Lam"i*na\  (l[a^]m"[i^]*n[.a]),  n.;  pl  L.  {Lamin[ae]} 
  (-n[=e])  E.  {Laminas}  (-n[.a]z).  [L.  cf  {Lamella}.] 
  1.  A  thin  plate  or  scale;  a  layer  or  coat  lying  over  another; 
  --  said  of  thin  plates  or  platelike  substances,  as  of  bone 
  or  minerals. 
  2.  (Bot.)  The  blade  of  a  leaf;  the  broad,  expanded  portion  of 
  a  petal  or  sepal  of  a  flower.  --Gray. 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  thin  plate  or  scale;  specif.,  one  of  the 
  thin,  flat  processes  composing  the  vane  of  a  feather. 

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