Definition of nervure in English:

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nervure

Pronunciation: /ˈnərvyər/

noun

Entomology
1Each of the hollow veins that form the framework of an insect’s wing.
Example sentences
  • Basically the neuration of each wing consists of a basal ‘cell’ from which a number of nervures are given off radially.
1.1 Botany The principal vein of a leaf.

Origin

Early 19th century: from French, from nerf 'nerve'.

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Syllabification: ner·vure

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