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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Anatomy A membranous covering or partition; velum.
  • n. Botany The spongy, multiple epidermis that covers the aerial roots of epiphytic orchids and certain other plants and is capable of absorbing atmospheric moisture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A covering membrane or velum

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as velamentum.


Latin vēlāmen, covering, from vēlāre, to cover, from vēlum, a covering.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin (Wiktionary)



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