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mid·rib

 (mĭd′rĭb′)
n.
The central or principal vein of a leaf.

midrib

(ˈmɪdˌrɪb)
n
(Botany) the main vein of a leaf, running down the centre of the blade

mid•rib

(ˈmɪdˌrɪb)

n.
the central or middle rib of a leaf.
[1690–1700]

mid·rib

(mĭd′rĭb′)
The central or main vein of a leaf. See more at leaf.
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Noun1.midrib - the vein in the center of a leafmidrib - the vein in the center of a leaf  
nervure, vein - any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
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We are very fortunate that from this training, we have known that palm stalks and midribs have high pulp recovery and the fibers generated have strength comparable to abaca fibers, Melinda Bonayos, proprietor of the Double Day Handy Craft, said.
This European plant has the added attraction of distinctive white midribs and veins on its prominent, arrow–shaped leaves.
Adaxially, the pubescence (when present) is quite different, with the veins and midribs of the ultimate segments bearing conspicuous whitish hairs 0.
Created using the midribs of coconut fronds, these charts were not referred to during the voyage.
Effects of aqueous extraction on the performance and properties of polypropylene/wood composites from date palm midribs and Acacia tortilis wood.
The other plant is ''sensitive plant'' (Mimosa pudica), which gets its name from the way its leaflets rapidly collapse along their midribs at the slightest touch.
To do this, fold the inner leaves over the curd so that it isn't visible - you may have to snap their midribs so they stay in place - and tie them with garden string.
hookeri are thick evergreen, linear with prominent midribs, basal leaves membranous, and shorter than the tall subtrigonous scape.
The hardness values for the midribs are similar to those found by Tylecote (1986) and Bridgford (2000) for the central areas of Irish and British Late Bronze Age weapons, which suggests that the relative proportions of metals within the alloy of the experimental weapons was appropriate.
MUFWENE (1985) also highlights his observation that adjacent vowel sounds in African root words occur in the Gullah personal names with a transitional sound between them as in Gullah emiya from Kongo emia "the short palm having thin midribs.
Agardh's order Fucoidae, and contains 62 species partitioned into seven unnamed groups recognizable by the following morphological characters: (i) axillary receptacles and whole leaves; (ii) axillary receptacles and pinnatifid leaves; (iii) vesicules and leaves of small size (Microphylla); (iv) terminal receptacles; (v) leafy vesicles, and spatulate and inflated leaves; (vi) axes flattened, pinnatifid and foliar, and axillary vesicles and receptacles; (vii) leaves without midribs, receptacles marginal and fixed to leaves, and solitary capsules in each tubercule.