laminaria definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a genus of kelp, applied to the orifice of this cervix so that you can stimulate dilation.
    • A genus of great seaweeds with lengthy and broad fronds; kelp, or devil's apron. The fronds frequently grow in clusters, and sometimes from thirty to fifty legs long. See Illust. of kelp.
    • A genus of darkspored seaweeds, of the natural order Laminariace√¶, having no definite leaves, but an ordinary ribless growth, level and bladelike (whence title), which is either simple or cloven.
    • type genus of the household Laminariaceae: perennial brown kelps

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