laminaria[lam′i ner′ē ə]
any of a genus (Laminaria) of marine kelp having fluted, ribbonlike blades attached at one end to a stalk and holdfast
Origin of laminariaModern Latin ; from Classical Latin lamina: see lamina
- Any of various kelps of the genera Laminaria and Saccharina of temperate and arctic waters, used commercially in foodstuffs, dietary supplements, and medicinal products.
- A small rod formed of dehydrated laminaria tissue, applied to the cervical os to stimulate dilation.
Origin of laminariaNew Latin Lāmināria (from Latin lāmina, thin sheet, leaf).