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Pronunciation: la-mel'a, -mel'e


  1. A thin sheet or layer (such as occurs in compact bone) or sublayer.
  2. A preparation in the form of a medicated gelatin disc, used as a means of making local applications to the conjunctiva in place of solutions.

Synonym(s): disc2TA, discusTA

[L. dim. of lamina, plate, leaf]

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