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cross-vein

[kraws-veyn, kros-]
noun Zoology.
  1. a transverse vein that connects adjacent longitudinal veins in the wing of an insect.
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Historical Examples of cross-vein

  • The cross-vein and the cell normally cut off by it are absent.

    Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila

    Thomas Hunt Morgan

  • The cross-vein between the third and the fourth veins is often absent because of the shifting.