nervure definition

  • noun:
    • Botany See vein.
    • Zoology See vein.
    • A vein within the wing of an insect.
    • Any of the veins that kind the branching framework of carrying out and supporting cells in a leaf or any other plant organ.
    • One of the nerves of leaves.
    • one of several chitinous aids, or veins, when you look at the wings of bugs.
    • In arch.:
    • anyone of ribs of a groined vault, but particularly that section of a rib which forms one of several sides of a compartment for the groining
    • A projecting molding, particularly if little and acute-angled in profile. Also referred to as nerve.
    • In botany, a vein or nerve of a leaf.
    • In entomology, one of many pipes or tubular thickenings which ramify in an insect's wing: a nerve, vein, or costa proceeding along certainly one of particular definite lines, to strengthen the wing and, through a central hollow, to nurture it.
    • the horny ribs that stiffen and offer the wing of an insect
    • the vascular packages or ribs that kind the branching framework of conducting and supporting areas in a leaf or other plant organ

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