lamella etymology

English word lamella comes from Latin lamina, French lamina

Detailed word origin of lamella

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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 French (fra)
lamella Latin (lat) A small, thin plate of metal.
lamella English (eng) (mycology) The gill of a mushroom.. A thin, plate-like structure.

Words with the same origin as lamella

Descendants of lamina
lamalginite lames lametta lamin omelette