- a constellation in the S Milky Way between Carina and Antlia
Origin of velaModern Latin ; from L: see veil
Plural of velum.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Pyxis and Carina.
Origin of VelaLatin vēla, pl. of vēlum, sail (so called because it formed the sails of the formerly recognized constellation Argo Navis, considered to represent Jason's ship, the Argo ).
Variant of velum
Biol. any of various veil-like membranous partitions or coverings; specif.,
- soft palate
- the lobed, ciliated swimming organ of gastropod larvae, located near the mouth
Origin of velumClassical Latin a veil