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velum

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noun ve·lum \ˈvē-ləm\

Definition of velum

plural vela play \-lə\

  1. 1 :  a membrane or membranous part resembling a veil or curtain: as a :  soft palate b :  an annular membrane projecting inward from the margin of the umbrella in some jellyfishes (as the hydromedusae)

  2. 2 :  a swimming organ that is especially well developed in the later larval stages of many marine gastropods



Origin of velum

New Latin, from Latin, curtain


First Known Use: 1753


Medical Dictionary

velum

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noun ve·lum \ˈvē-ləm\

Medical Definition of velum

plural vela \-lə\play

  1. :  a membrane or membranous part resembling a veil or curtain: asa:  soft palateb:  semilunar cusp




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