velamen


velamen

noun, plural ve·lam·i·na [vuhlamuh-nuh] /vəˈlæm ə nə/.

  1. Anatomy. a membranous covering; velum.
  2. Botany. the thick, spongy integument or epidermis covering the aerial roots of epiphytic orchids.

noun plural -lamina (-ˈlæmɪnə)

  1. the thick layer of dead cells that covers the aerial roots of certain orchids and aroids and absorbs moisture from the surroundings
  2. anatomy another word for velum

n. pl. ve•lam•i•na (-lămə-nə)

  1. velum

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