midrib

[ mid-rib ]
/ ˈmɪdˌrɪb /

noun Botany.

the central or middle rib of a leaf.

Origin of midrib

First recorded in 1690–1700; mid- + rib1
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British Dictionary definitions for midribs

midrib
/ (ˈmɪdˌrɪb) /

noun

the main vein of a leaf, running down the centre of the blade
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Science definitions for midribs

midrib
[ mĭdrĭb′ ]

The central or main vein of a leaf, as in eudicots, magnoliids, and ferns. Midribs generally protrude from the underside of leaves with pinnate venation. See more at venation.
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