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1. Botany See vein.
2. Zoology See vein.
[French, from Old French nerveure, strap, from nerf, sinew, from Latin nervus; see nerve.]
1. (Zoology) entomol any of the stiff chitinous rods that form the supporting framework of an insect's wing; vein
2. (Botany) botany any of the veins or ribs of a leaf
[C19: from French; see nerve, -ure]
a vein, as of a leaf or the wing of an insect.
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|Noun||1.||nervure - any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ|
fibrovascular bundle, vascular bundle, vascular strand - a unit strand of the vascular system in stems and leaves of higher plants consisting essentially of xylem and phloem
|2.||nervure - one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect|
rib - a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant