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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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