nervure

[nur-vyoo r]

Origin of nervure

1810–20; < French: rib. See nerve, -ure
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nervure

noun
  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 for nervure

C19: from French; see nerve, -ure
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