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lam·i·na·ri·a

(lam'i-nā'rē-ă),
Sterile rod made of kelp (genus Laminaria) that is hydrophilic, and, when placed in the cervical canal, absorbs moisture, swells, and gradually dilates the cervix.
[L. lamina, a blade]

laminaria

(lăm′ə-nâr′ē-ə)
n.
1. Any of various kelps of the genera Laminaria and Saccharina of temperate and arctic waters, used commercially in foodstuffs, dietary supplements, and medicinal products.
2. A small rod formed of dehydrated laminaria tissue, applied to the cervical os to stimulate dilation.

Laminaria

[lam′iner′ē·ə]
Etymology: L, lamina, plate
a type of seaweed that swells on absorption of water.

Laminaria

A medical product made from a certain type of seaweed that is physically placed near the cervix to cause it to dilate.
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Mientras que la produccion de corderos estabulados alimentados con concentrados comerciales no resulto rentable por el precio del alimento; y tampoco resulto rentable la produccion de corderas alimentadas con saccharina debido a la baja conversion alimenticia.
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Because all understory kelp species were structurally similar (in size and overall shape), they were grouped as "annual" (Costaria costata, Cymathere triplicata, and Laminaria saccharina,) or "perennial" (Agarum clathratum, L.
1987), Spodoptera exempta (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) (Tanzubil and McCaffery, 1990), and in Sesamia calamistis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and Eldana saccharina (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) (Bruce et al.