Definition of nervure in English:

nervure

noun

Biology
  • 1Each of the hollow veins that form the framework of an insect's wing.

    • ‘Basically the neuration of each wing consists of a basal ‘cell’ from which a number of nervures are given off radially.’
    1. 1.1Botany
      The principal vein of a leaf.

Origin

Early 19th century: from French, from nerf nerve.

Pronunciation:

nervure

/ˈnərvyər/