|—n , pl -la|
|1.||zoology any of various membranous structures, such as the ciliated oral membrane of certain mollusc larvae or the veil-like membrane running around the rim of a jellyfish|
|2.||anatomy any of various veil-like bodily structures, esp the soft palate|
|3.||botany another word for veil|
|[C18: from Latin: veil]|
|the close external resemblance of an organism to some different organism, such that it benefits from mistaken identity, as seeming to be unpalatable|
|a cell in loose connective tissue that is specialized for the synthesis and storage of fat|
velum ve·lum (vē'ləm)
n. pl. ve·la (-lə)
An anatomical structure resembling a veil or curtain. Also called veil, velamen.
See greater omentum.
A serous membrane or membranous envelope or covering.