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1. velum

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

Synonyms

  • plant part
  • partial veil
  • veil
  • plant structure

Etymology

  • velum (Latin)

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2. velum

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

Synonyms

  • uvula
  • roof of the mouth
  • flap
  • palate

Antonyms

  • artifact
  • demystify
  • unveil
  • uncover

Etymology

  • velum (Latin)

Sentences with velum


1. Noun, singular or mass
At the back of the oral cavity on the roof of the mouth is the soft palate or velum.

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