Definition of Nervure

1. Noun. Any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ.

Exact synonyms: Vein
Generic synonyms: Fibrovascular Bundle, Vascular Bundle, Vascular Strand
Specialized synonyms: Midrib, Midvein
Derivative terms: Veinal



2. Noun. One of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect.
Exact synonyms: Vein
Generic synonyms: Rib

Definition of Nervure

1. n. One of the nerves of leaves.

Definition of Nervure

1. Noun. (entomology) A vein in the wing of an insect. ¹

2. Noun. (context: botany now rare) Any of the veins that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nervure

1. a vascular ridge on a leaf [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nervure

1. 1. One of the nerves of leaves. 2. One of the chitinous supports, or veins, in the wings of insects. Origin: F. See Nerve. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervure

nervous part of retina
nervous prostration
nervous strain
nervous system
nervous system physiology
nervous systems
nervous tissue
nervous tunic of eyeball
nervously
nervousness
nervousnesses
nervular
nervule
nervules
nervure (current term)
nervures
nervus
nervus abducens
nervus accessorius
nervus acusticus
nervus alveolaris inferior
nervus ampullaris anterior
nervus ampullaris lateralis
nervus ampullaris posterior
nervus antebrachii anterior
nervus antebrachii posterior
nervus articularis
nervus auricularis magnus
nervus auricularis posterior

Literary usage of Nervure

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The maxillae arc well developed, the hindwing has a frenulum, and its sub - costal nervure touches the radial t near the base. ..."

2. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1899)
"Second cubital cell receiving only one recurrent nervure 4. Second cubital cell receiving both recurrent nervures, or the first is interstitial with the ..."

3. An Introduction to Entomology: Or Elements of the Natural History of Insects by William Kirby, William Spence (1826)
"A Hook fixed to the Costal nervure, near its base on the under-side, in the wings of ... The second principal, and often strongest, nervure of the wing b. ..."

4. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1902)
"Nova Zembla ...... Anastomosis .............................. nervure. „ . ... Minute nervure. A mayúscula, McL., and A. inornata, Wall., I do not know, ..."

5. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1905)
"Wings nearly clear, faintly smoky, with a faint brownish band beneath the stigma and some brownish in the vicinity of the junction of the basai nervure with ..."

6. A Monograph of the British Phytophagous Hymenoptera by Peter Cameron (1882)
"17 (16) Wings hyaline throughout; tr. radial nervure interstitial. 18 (18) Third and fourth joints of antennae about equal; edge of pronotum broadly white; ..."

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