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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: velum (0.01036 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to velum.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: velum velum n 1: membrane of the young sporophore of various mushrooms extending from the margin of the cap to the stem and is ruptured by growth; represented in mature mushroom by an annulus around the stem and sometimes a cortina on the margin of the cap [syn: partial veil] 2: membrane initially completely investing the young sporophore of various mushrooms that is ruptured by growth; represented in the mature mushroom by a volva around lower part of stem and scales on upper surface of the cap [syn: universal veil] 3: a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking [syn: soft palate] [also: vela (pl)]
English → English (gcide) Definition: velum Veil \Veil\ (v[=a]l), n. [OE. veile, OF. veile, F. voile, L. velum a sail, covering, curtain, veil, probably fr. vehere to bear, carry, and thus originally, that which bears the ship on. See Vehicle, and cf. Reveal.] [Written also vail.] [1913 Webster] 1. Something hung up, or spread out, to intercept the view, and hide an object; a cover; a curtain; esp., a screen, usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphnous material, to hide or protect the face. [1913 Webster] The veil of the temple was rent in twain. --Matt. xxvii. 51. [1913 Webster] She, as a veil down to the slender waist, Her unadorn['e]d golden tresses wore. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense. [1913 Webster] [I will] pluck the borrowed veil of modesty from the so seeming Mistress Page. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) (a) The calyptra of mosses. (b) A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; -- called also velum. [1913 Webster] 4. (Eccl.) A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil. [1913 Webster] 5. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Velum, 3. [1913 Webster] To take the veil (Eccl.), to receive or be covered with, a veil, as a nun, in token of retirement from the world; to become a nun. [1913 Webster]

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