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Noun: vein  veyn
  1. A blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart
    "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood";
    - vena, venous blood vessel
     
  2. A distinctive style or manner
    "he continued in this vein for several minutes"
     
  3. Any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
    - nervure
     
  4. A layer of ore between layers of rock
    - mineral vein
     
  5. One of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect
    - nervure
Verb: vein  veyn
  1. Make a veinlike pattern

Sounds like: vai

Derived forms: veined, veining, veins

Type of: blood vessel, expressive style, fibrovascular bundle, formation, geological formation, rib, stain, style, vascular bundle, vascular strand

Part of: cardiovascular system, circulatory system

Encyclopedia: Vein