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Noun: velum (vela)  vee-lum
  1. A membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms
    - veil
  2. A muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking
    - soft palate

Derived forms: vela

Type of: flap, plant part, plant structure

Part of: palate, roof of the mouth

Encyclopedia: Velum