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1. a thin plate or layer, esp of bone or mineral
2. Botany the flat blade of a leaf, petal, or thallus


A thin sheet or layer of tissue; a scalelike structure.
A thin, clearly differentiated layer of sedimentary rock or sediment, usually less than 1 centimeter thick.
A flat or curved arrangement of unidirectional or woven fibers in a matrix.


A concurrent object-oriented language.

["Experiments with a Knowledge-based System on a Multiprocessor", Third Intl Conf Supercomputing Proc, 1988].

["ELINT in LAMINA, Application of a Concurrent Object language", Delagi et al, KSL-88-3, Knowledge Sys Labs, Stanford U].
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Calcification of the internal elastic lamina of coronary arteries.
Microscopy of the vessel wall showed medial disruption, fragmentation of the internal elastic lamina, and transmural fibrosis (Figure 3, Movat pentachrome stain; I indicates intima; M, media; T, thrombus; and arrows, fragmented internal elastic lamina).
The media was thin with internal elastic lamina fragmentation and there was luminal thrombosis.