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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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A clear example of this is the distribution of several endemic seaweeds in the Mediterranean, such as Laminaria rodriguezii, which never appears above the summer thermocline.
We also usually estimated percent cover of Laminaria and turf algae on a quarterly basis (Dayton et al.
Situated about 7km southeast of Laminaria, peak production at Buffalo is expected to reach 40,000 barrels a day and the field is likely to last about three years.
Periodic control in sorus formation in the brown alga Laminaria saccharina.
Carnarvon and NOGA are co - operating to ensure that re - processing of the Laminaria 3D seismic results in a seamless high - quality 3D dataset over the Corallina, Laminaria and Buffalo fields , and Carnarvons experience over the Buffalo block will be used by NOGA to fast track their results.
Site Depth (m) Santa Cruz 23 Low-relief cobbles and boulders sand channels rock ledges Catalina 20 High-to-low relief boulders cobbles San Diego 20-22 Low-relief sandstone mudstone; few boulders; extensive ledges Los Angeles 20-22 Low-relief sandstone; low-relief reef; boulders; extensive ledges Macroalgal assemblage Site Canopy Sub-Canopy Benthos Santa Cruz Extensive Moderate Eisenia, Moderate cover giant kelp Laminaria, of crustose (Macrocystis Pterygophora coralline algae pyrifera) Catalina Extensive Moderate Eisenia, High cover of giant kelp Laminaria, crustose (M.
14%) Aglaophamus neotenus (6%, carnivore) Laminaria saccharina (8%) Depth class < 10 m Astarte montagui Fucus sp.
The algae Laminaria can make iodine from iodine-free water.
Acrosorium ciliolatum vive desde el litoral inferior hasta los 30 m de profundidad y se encuentra mayoritariamente sobre roca, aunque tambien como epifita sobre Laminaria spp.
The Carbohyrase activites of Unfractioned extracts of Cladophora rupestris, Laminaria digitata, Rhododymenia palmate and Ulva lactuca", Biochem J.