noun, plural la·mel·lae ?[-mel-ee], la·mel·las.
1.a thin plate, scale, membrane, or layer, as of bone, tissue, or cell walls.
5.Ophthalmology . a small disk of gelatin and glycerin mixed with a medicinal substance, used as a medicament for the eyes.
2.Botany .a.an erect scale or blade inserted at the junction of the claw and limb in some corollas and forming a part of their corona or crown. b. (in mosses) a thin sheet of cells standing up along the midrib of a leaf.
3.Mycology . gill1 ( def. 2 ) .