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Definition 1: a muscular flap that closes off the nasopharynx during swallowing or speaking - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for velum in the sense of this definition

(velum is a kind of ...) a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body

(velum is a part of ...) a small pendant fleshy lobe at the back of the soft palate

(... is part of velum) the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities

Definition 2: a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for velum in the sense of this definition

(velum is a kind of ...) any part of a plant or fungus

(... is a kind of velum ) 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

(... is a kind of velum ) 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

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