Meaning of nervure in English:

nervure

Pronunciation /ˈnəːvjʊə/

noun

  • 1Entomology
    Each 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’.