Pronunciation: (vē'lu), [key]
pl. of velum.
Pronunciation: (vē'lu, vā'-), [key]
—gen. Ve•lo•rumPronunciation: (vē-lôr'um, -lōr'-, vā-) [key] for 1. Astron.
1. the Sail, a southern constellation: one of the subordinate constellations into which Argo is divided.
2. U.S. Aerospace.one of a series of reconnaissance satellites designed to detect nuclear explosions.
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