Talk:Lamella (surface anatomy)

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What distinguishes the 'lamellae' of a duck from teeth? They look like teeth.

By definition, teeth are separate organs. A duck's lamellae serve the same function as teeth, but have a different histological origin. DS (talk) 14:06, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Lamellae[edit]

Lamellae (cf lamina) are structures like stacked plates or the pages of a book, such as found in the gills of fish or mushrooms, and are quite different from the comb-like structures on the edge of a duck's bill which should be referred to as pectines (singular pecten). Rotational (talk) 11:58, 4 September 2009 (UTC)


Not sure how to edit a citation already listed, but I found the title of that journal article. It's "Directional adhesion for climbing: theoretical and practical considerations" and can be accessed at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228669021_Directional_adhesion_for_climbing_Theoretical_and_practical_considerations