Lamina etymology


English word lamina comes from Latin lamina

Etymology of lamina

Detailed word origin of lamina

Dictionary entry Language Definition
lamina Latin (lat) A thin piece or sheet of metal, wood, marble, etc., a plate, leaf, layer. Flap of the ear. Money, coin, gold, precious metal. Red-hot plates used as torture devices. Saw (cutting device). Tender shell of an unripe nut.
lamina English (en) (anatomy) A thin plate or scale, such as the arch of a vertebra.. (botany) The flat part of a leaf or leaflet; the blade.. (geology) A fine layer that occurs in sedimentary rocks.. A very thin layer of material.