velamen

Latin, meaning: covering, garment.
Found on http://archives.nd.edu/vvv.htm

velamen

A water-retaining outer layer of the aerial roots of some epiphytes, especially orchids. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973

velamen

(ve-la´mәn) Latin word meaning a covering structure; a term used in anatomy. See veil and velum.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001

velamen

(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. ...
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/v/12

velamen

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

Type: Term Pronunciation: vĕ-lā′men, vĕ-lam′i-nă Synonyms: velum1
Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=97594

Velamen

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 photosynthetic structures). It is many cell layers...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velamen

Velamen

The thick layer of corklike, water
Found on http://www.beautifulorchids.com/orchids/orchid_care_tips/glossary.html

Velamen

protective coating or sheath on the roots
Found on http://www.orchidspecies.com/glossary.htm

velamen

The layer(s) of thick, spongy cells on the outside of a root; well developed in epiphytic orchids.
Found on http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/orchidkey/html/glossary.html

Velamen

protective coating or sheath on the roots
Found on http://orchidfetish.com/glossary.html

velamen

spongy tissue that surrounds the roots
Found on http://www.orchidspng.com/orglosy.html

velamen

The thick sponge-like covering of the roots of epiphytic orchids which helps prevent water loss and aids in absorption.
Found on http://www.orchidplantcare.info/orchid-glossary/

velamen

The thick sponge-like covering of the roots of epiphytic orchids which helps prevent water loss and aids in absorption.
Found on http://www.clanorchids.com/clanglos.htm
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