[nur-vyoo r]


Botany, Zoology. a vein, as of a leaf or the wing of an insect.

Origin of nervure

1810–20; < French: rib. See nerve, -ure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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

Word Origin for nervure

C19: from French; see nerve, -ure
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