- Botany, Zoology. a vein, as of a leaf or the wing of an insect.
Origin of nervure
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The second principal, and often strongest, nervure of the wing.
Wings whose margin is every where strengthened by a nervure.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
Neuron, nū′ron, n. the cerebro-spinal axis in its entirety: a nervure of an insect's wing.
A nervure that in some cases intervenes between the externo-medial and interno-medial.
It is to be observed that in the secondary folds of these wings the angles of the folds are surmounted by a nervure.
- entomol any of the stiff chitinous rods that form the supporting framework of an insect's wing; vein
- botany any of the veins or ribs of a leaf
C19: from French; see nerve, -ure
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