Meaning of nervule in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnəːvjuːl/


Botany Entomology
  • A small nerve or vein in a leaf or other plant part or in an insect's wing.


Mid 19th century. Probably from French nervule vein in part of a plant, vein in an insect's wing from nerf + -ule. Compare classical Latin nervulus (in plural nervulī) energies, vigour, post-classical Latin nervulus ligament, tendon, a small nerve.