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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

lamelli-

A thin scale, plate, or layer.

[Latin lamella, diminutive of lamina, a thin plate.]

This form is in limited use, mainly in zoology. An animal that is lamellibranch (Greek brankhia, gills), has plate-like gills, as do the bivalves, which include the oysters, mussels, and scallops; lamellicorn (Latin cornu, horn), is an older term for a member of a large group of beetles that includes the cockchafer, now usually called scarabaeoids; a lamellipodium is a flattened extension of a cell, by which it moves over or adheres to a surface.

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