noun, plural ve·la [vee-luh] /ˈvi lə/, for 1, 2, ve·lum for 3.
- velpeau bandage,
- velvet ant,
- velvet bean
Origin of velum
Examples from the Web for velum
It consists of a mass of cells on each side of the body, close to the base of the foot, and not far behind the velum.
The polypide has normally about 60 tentacles, the velum at the base of which is narrow and by no means strongly festooned.
The edge of the disc forms a thickened ridge, the rudiment of the velum (v), which is entirely formed of epiblast.
There are about 90 tentacles, which are long and slender, the velum at their base being narrow and almost straight.
Such organs form projections on the upper surface of the velum.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
noun plural -la (-lə)
Word Origin for velum
1771, from Latin velum "a sail, awning, curtain, covering" (see veil (n.)).