velum

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noun ve·lum \ ˈvē-ləm \

Definition of velum

plural vela play \ˈvē-lə\
1 :a membrane or membranous part resembling a veil or curtain: such as
b :an annular membrane projecting inward from the margin of the umbrella in some jellyfishes (such as the hydromedusae)
2 :a swimming organ that is especially well developed in the later larval stages of many marine gastropods

Origin and Etymology of velum

borrowed from Latin vēlum "awning, curtain"; in sense 1a short for New Latin vēlum palātī or vēlum palātīnum, literally, "curtain of the palate" — more at 1veil


Medical Dictionary

velum

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noun ve·lum \ ˈvē-ləm \

medical Definition of velum

plural vela play \-lə\
:a membrane or membranous part resembling a veil or curtain: as

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