Examples from the Web for velar
This is that part of the velar folds which comes together in the middle line and closes the entrance into the respiratory chamber.
What, then, are these velar folds, and how is it that the tubular muscles of these two segments become the velar muscles?
The metastoma, which has become in Ammocœtes the lower lip supplied by the velar or mandibular branch of the trigeminal nerve ; 2.
The velar or mandibular nerve supplies in Ammocœtes the muscles of the lower lip.
The palps are really derived from part of the velar area of the larva.
British Dictionary definitions for velar
Word Origin for velar
Word Origin and History for velar
1726, from Latin velaris, from velum "sail, curtain" (see veil (n.)). Originally an architect's term for a type of cupola; phonetics sense is from 1876, on notion of "pertaining to the velum," the anatomist's name for the soft palate (velum in this sense is attested from 1771, in full velum palati). The noun meaning "a velar guttural" is recorded from 1886.