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nervure

[nur-vyoo r] /ˈnɜr vyʊər/
noun
1.
Botany, Zoology. a vein, as of a leaf or the wing of an insect.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < French: rib. See nerve, -ure
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nervure

/ˈnɜːvjʊə/
noun
1.
(entomol) any of the stiff chitinous rods that form the supporting framework of an insect's wing; vein
2.
(botany) any of the veins or ribs of a leaf
Word Origin
C19: from French; see nerve, -ure
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