Definition of lamina:
- A thin plate or scale; a layer or coat lying over another; - said of thin plates or platelike substances, as of bone or minerals.
- A thin plate or scale; specif., one of the thin, flat processes composing the vane of a feather.
- The blade of a leaf; the broad, expanded portion of a petal or sepal of a flower.
The same distribution of weight also places the foot in a position of greatest expansion, thus, by giving greater room to the diseased parts, again affording relief of pressure on the inflamed lamina, while it at the same time relieves of weight the foremost portions of the sensitive sole.- "Diseases of the Horse's Foot", Harry Caulton Reeks.
On the other hand, when dried sufficiently to insure freedom from mould, the lamina of the leaf became so brittle that it was crushed to powder at the slightest touch, and so wrinkled and dry that the heaps did not ferment at all.- "Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce", E. R. Billings.