laminaria[lam′i ner′ē ə]
laminaria definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Laminaria) of marine kelp having fluted, ribbonlike blades attached at one end to a stalk and holdfast
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin lamina: see lamina
laminaria definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Any of a genus of kelp, applied to the opening of the cervix in order to stimulate dilation.
Origin: New Latin Lāmināria, from Latin lāmina, thin sheet, leaf.
laminaria - Medical Definition
Any of a genus of kelp applied to the cervical os to stimulate dilation.