• synonyms


[nur-vyoo r]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
  1. Botany, Zoology. a vein, as of a leaf or the wing of an insect.

Origin of nervure

1810–20; < French: rib. See nerve, -ure
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for nervure

Historical Examples

British Dictionary definitions for nervure


  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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012