velorum

Vela

[vee-luh, vey-]
noun, genitive Velorum [vee-lawr-uhm, -lohr-, vey-] , for 1. Astronomy.
1.
the Sail, a southern constellation: one of the subordinate constellations into which Argo is divided.
2.
U.S. Aerospace. one of a series of reconnaissance satellites designed to detect nuclear explosions.

Origin:
< Latin, plural of vēlum sail

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Vela (ˈviːlə)
 
n , Latin genitive Velorum
a constellation in the S hemisphere, close to Puppis and Carina and crossed by the Milky Way, that has four second-magnitude stars and a young bright pulsar

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velum ve·lum (vē'ləm)
n. pl. ve·la (-lə)

  1. An anatomical structure resembling a veil or curtain. Also called veil, velamen.

  2. See greater omentum.

  3. A serous membrane or membranous envelope or covering.

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