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Definition of velum noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

velum

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈviləm//
 
(pl. vela
NAmE//ˈvilə//
 
)
(anatomy)
 
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a layer of tissue that covers something, especially the soft palate inside the mouth
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: velum