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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]


(ˈnɜr vyʊər)

a vein, as of a leaf or the wing of an insect.
[1810–20; < French: rib. See nerve, -ure]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
midrib, midvein - the vein in the center of a leaf
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
References in classic literature ?
He says, "It is remarkable for having a sort of drum at the base of the fore wings, between the costal nervure and the subcostal.
Le visiteur qui se risque sous le mobile glisse la tete a l'interieur de la sonorite des sols, et se verra enveloppe par le bruit rouge qui nervure la piece.
Areas between nervure in plants are yellow by zinc deficient.
Dans une lettre publiee dans la revue La Nouvelle Francaise, datee du 1er janvier 1914, le critique Henri Gheon parle de la phrase proustienne comme d'un "morceau" indifferencie, qui place et nivelle sur le meme plan, un fait divers, un etat psychologique, la nervure d'une feuille ou le rire idiot d'une courtisane.
Sa face avant exprime au premier coup d'oeil son appartenance a la Marque : large signature chromee soulignant un capot coiffant et nervure.
lt;< Remaniements cliniques face a la diversite culturelle: le cas de l'Unite de Consultation Interculturelle >>, Nervure, vol.
the first subcostal branches are free as in Prepona and not united to the costal nervure, as in Anaea Hbn.