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Noun: nervure  nurv-yûr
  1. Any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
    - vein
  2. One of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect
    - vein

Derived forms: nervures

Type of: fibrovascular bundle, rib, vascular bundle, vascular strand

Encyclopedia: Nervure