Meaning of velum

ve•lum

Pronunciation: (vē'lum), [key]
— pl. -la -lum
  1. any of various veillike or curtainlike membranous partitions.
  2. the soft palate. See under(def. 1).
  3. a thin cloud, large in horizontal area, that is draped over or penetrated by cumuliform clouds.
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