Definition of nervure in English:


Line breaks: nerv|ure
Pronunciation: /ˈnəːvjʊə


  • 1Each of the hollow veins that form the framework of an insect’s wing.
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    • 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.


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

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