What does velum mean?

Definitions for velumˈvi ləm; -lə

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word velum.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. veil, velum(noun)

    a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms

  2. soft palate, velum(noun)

    a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking


  1. velum(Noun)

    A thin membrane, resembling a veil, such as:

  2. velum(Noun)

    an accessory cloud resembling a veil extending over a large distance. Normally associated with cumulus and cumulonimbus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Velum(noun)

    curtain or covering; -- applied to various membranous partitions, especially to the soft palate. See under Palate

  2. Velum(noun)

    see Veil, n., 3 (b)

  3. Velum(noun)

    a thin membrane surrounding the sporocarps of quillworts Isoetes)

  4. Velum(noun)

    a veil-like organ or part

  5. Velum(noun)

    the circular membrane that partially incloses the space beneath the umbrella of hydroid medusae

  6. Velum(noun)

    a delicate funnel-like membrane around the flagellum of certain Infusoria. See Illust. a of Protozoa

  7. Origin: [L., an awning, a veil. See Veil.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Velum

    vē′lum, n. a velarium: the ciliated disc-like fold of the integument with which some embryo molluscs are provided:—pl. Vē′la.—adj. Vē′lāte, having a velum.—n. Vēlā′tion, formation of a velum.—adjs. Vēlif′erous, Vēlig′erous, having a velum.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of velum in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of velum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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