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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French nervure.

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nervure (plural nervures)

  1. A vein in the wing of an insect.
  2. (botany, now rare) Any of the veins that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ.
  3. (architecture) One of the ribs in a groined vault; a projecting moulding.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From nerf (nerve) +‎ -ure.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nervure f (plural nervures)

  1. nervure

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