nervure

nervure

[nur-vyoor]
noun
Botany, Zoology. a vein, as of a leaf or the wing of an insect.

Origin:
1810–20; < French: rib. See nerve, -ure

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nervure (ˈnɜːvjʊə)
 
n
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
 
[C19: from French; see nerve, -ure]

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