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lamellate

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lamellate

  1. Composed of, or furnished with, thin plates or scales.
  2. Having at least some component segments being lengthened on one side and flattened into circles, making these segments look like a stack of dinner plates.
    The dung beetle had lamellate antennae.

Usage notesEdit

This term is used especially to describe certain insect antennae in which the last segments are so shaped into a compact club of flat plates. Lamellate antennae are a form of clubbed, or clavate antennae.


LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lāmellāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of lāmellātus