velum
noun (plural vela) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, curtain Date: 1753 1. a membrane or membranous part resembling a veil or curtain: as a. soft palate b. an annular membrane projecting inward from the margin of the umbrella in some jellyfishes (as the hydromedusae) 2. a swimming organ that is especially well developed in the later larval stages of many marine gastropods

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  • velum — velum …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • vélum — vélum …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • vélum — ou velum [ velɔm ] n. m. • 1872; lat. velum « voile » ♦ Grande pièce d étoffe servant à tamiser la lumière ou à couvrir un espace sans toiture. « Le velum de toile, tendu sous les vitres du plafond, tamisait le soleil » (Zola). Des vélums. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • velum — vélum ou velum [ velɔm ] n. m. • 1872; lat. velum « voile » ♦ Grande pièce d étoffe servant à tamiser la lumière ou à couvrir un espace sans toiture. « Le velum de toile, tendu sous les vitres du plafond, tamisait le soleil » (Zola). Des vélums.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • velum — VÉLUM s.n. 1. Pânză mare care acoperă un circ, o barcă. v. velarium. 2. (zool.) Formaţie sau structură membranoasă asemănătoare unui văl, prezentă la meduze, unele larve etc., în apropierea cavităţii bucale. [< lat. velum]. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • velum — vȅlum m DEFINICIJA anat. 1. stražnje, meko nepce 2. meteor. pridruženi oblak: to je sloj niskog ili srednjeg slojastog oblaka u obliku prostranog vela kad ga probiju oblaci vertikalnog razvoja 3. crkv. pokrivač preko ramena što ga nosi svećenik… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • velum — 1771, from L. velum “a sail, awning, curtain, covering” (see VEIL (Cf. veil)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Velum — Ve lum, n.; pl. {Vela}. [L., an awning, a veil. See {Veil}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) Curtain or covering; applied to various membranous partitions, especially to the soft palate. See under {Palate}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) (a) See {Veil}, n.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Velum — (lat.), 1) Schleier, s.d.; 2) so v.w. Schleier der Pilze; 3) V. palatīnum, Gaumenvorhang, s.u. Gaumen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Velum — Velum, 1) am Schirm der Medusen der Hydrozoen auf der Unterseite nach innen ragender Hautsaum; 2) lappenförmiger, bewimperter Anhang der ⇒ Veligerlarve; 3) Haut, die das Hymenophor (V. partiale) oder den gesamten jungen Fruchtkörper (V.… …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • velum — [vē′ləm] n. pl. vela [vē′lə] [L, a VEIL] Biol. any of various veil like membranous partitions or coverings; specif., a) SOFT PALATE b) the lobed, ciliated swimming organ of gastropod larvae, located near the mouth …   English World dictionary

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