Latin, meaning: covering, garment.
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A water-retaining outer layer of the aerial roots of some epiphytes, especially orchids. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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(ve-la´mәn) Latin word meaning a covering structure; a term used in anatomy. See veil and velum.
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(from the article `angiosperm`) ...pith in the centre of the vascular cylinder and fibres or sclereids, or both, in the cortex; and extensive well-developed pericyclic fibres. ...
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velamen (s), velamina (pl) 1. A spongy absorbent and protective layer that covers the aerial roots of some plants; such as, tree-dwelling orchids. 2. A water-retaining outer layer of the aerial roots of some epiphytes, especially orchids. 3. Any covering membrane.
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Velamen is a spongy, multiple epidermis that covers the roots of some epiphytic or semi-epiphytic plants, such as orchid and Clivia species. The velamen of an orchid is the white or gray covering of aerial roots (when dry, and usually more green when wet as a result of the appearance of underlying ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: vĕ-lā′men, vĕ-lam′i-nă Synonyms: velum1
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Found op covering, garment
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