disc lamella
one of the flattened overlapping folds derived from fin rays on the head of remoras (Echeneidae) forming the sucker for attachment to other fishes and to whales

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lamella — A thin leaf, plate, disk, wafer. * * * 1. [TA] A thin sheet or layer (such as occurs in compact bone) or sublayer. 2. A preparation in the form of a medicated gelatin disk, used as a means of making local applications to the conjunctiva in place… …   Medical dictionary

  • lamella — n.; pl. lamellae 1) a thin layer, membrane, scale, or plate like tissue or part. In bone tissue, lamellae are thin bands of calcified matrix arranged concentrically around a Haversian canal. 2) a thin gelatinous medicated disc used to apply drugs …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • lamella — (plural lamellae)) a layer, a thin plate, e.g. the plates in the sucking disc on the head of Echeneidae; in gills the transverse vertical plate on the gill filaments through which capillaries run (sometimes called secondary lamellae) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • secondary lamella — lamella (plural lamellae) (a layer, a thin plate, e.g. the plates in the sucking disc on the head of Echeneidae; in gills the transverse vertical plate on the gill filaments through which capillaries run) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Glossary of botanical terms — Many of the terms used in Wikipedia glossaries (often most) are already defined and explained within Wikipedia itself. However, lists like the following indicate where new articles need to be written and are also useful for looking up and… …   Wikipedia

  • List of anatomical topics — This page aims to list articles related to anatomy. This list is not necessarily complete or up to date if you see an article that should be here but isn t (or one that shouldn t be here but is), please update the page accordingly. NOTOC A… …   Wikipedia

  • disk — 1. A round, flat plate; any approximately flat circular structure. 2. SYN: lamella (2). 3. In dentistry, a circular piece of thin paper or other material, coated with an abrasive substance, used for cutting and polishing tee …   Medical dictionary

  • Recurrent corneal erosion — Classification and external resources ICD 10 H16.0 H18.4 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Stroma of cornea — Vertical section of human cornea from near the margin. (Waldeyer.) Magnified. 1. Epithelium. 2. Anterior elastic lamina. 3. substantia propria. 4. Posterior elastic lamina. 5. Endothelium of the anterior chamber …   Wikipedia

  • Insect wing — Original veins and wing posture of a dragonfly. Hoverflies hovering to mate …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”