- having, consisting of, arranged in, or resembling a lamella or lamellae
Origin of lamellateModern Latin lamellatus
- Having, composed of, or arranged in lamellae.
- Resembling a lamella.
- Composed of, or furnished with, thin plates or scales.
- 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.
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.