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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. el velo del paladar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The posterior part of the roof of the mouth is known as the velum.La parte posterior del cielo de la boca se conoce como el velo del paladar.
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velum [ˈviːləm]
vela (plural) [ˈviːlə] velo (m) del paladar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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