Definition of Velum

1. Noun. A membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms.

Exact synonyms: Veil
Generic synonyms: Plant Part, Plant Structure
Specialized synonyms: Universal Veil, Partial Veil



2. Noun. A muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking.
Exact synonyms: Soft Palate
Terms within: Uvula
Group relationships: Palate, Roof Of The Mouth
Generic synonyms: Flap
Derivative terms: Velar

Definition of Velum

1. n. Curtain or covering; -- applied to various membranous partitions, especially to the soft palate. See under Palate.

2. n. Curtain or covering; -- applied to various membranous partitions, especially to the soft palate. See under Palate.

Definition of Velum

1. Noun. A thin membrane, resembling a veil, such as: ¹

2. Noun. (meteorology) an accessory cloud resembling a veil extending over a large distance. Normally associated with cumulus and cumulonimbus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Velum

1. a thin membranous covering or partition [n -LA]

Medical Definition of Velum

1. A membranous covering, a veil. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Velum

velopharyngeal insufficiency
velopharyngeal seal
velopharyngeal sphincter
velophile
velophiles
velosynthesis
velour
velours
veloute
veloutes
velskoen
velskoens
veltfare
veltfares
veltuzumab
velum (current term)
velum interpositum
velum medullare inferius
velum medullare superius
velum palatinum
velum pendulum palati
velum semilunare
velum tarini
velum terminale
velum transversum
velum triangulare
velure
velured
velures
veluring

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