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  • adj. Of or relating to an abnormal condition during pregnancy in which the umbilical cord inserts into the fetal membranes, then travels within the membranes to the placenta, risking rupture of the exposed vessels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the form of a thin membranous sheet; veil-like.
  • Resembling or serving as a sail: as, the velamentous arms of the nautilus.

Etymologies

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From Latin velamentum ("covering, screen").

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